While it may seem like a nice deal, if someone is offering to paint your address on the curb for $20, you should definitely say no.
Scammers have been hitting up residential communities in recent weeks, offering to paint home addresses in reflective paint for $20. The groups, functioning under the fictional handle of Community Address Painting Services, have been handing out flyers in neighborhoods, saying that the reflective curbside paint is an essential tool for emergency service providers that are trying to locate a home in distress.
However, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages all transportation in The City, has said the service is bogus. Painting curbside addresses is not a city policy, and this service is not sanctioned by The City.
The scammers have been asking residents to leave a check for $20 for the curbside painting. Unless you want to spend $20 on useless decorative paint, do not write this check, the SFMTA says.