Texas Attorney General shuts down Trans-Texas Corridor scam

| 9/15/2006

The proposed Trans-Texas Corridor highway and rail project has already prompted at least one con game, even though the multi-billion dollar project isn’t even under construction yet.

KCEN-TV reports that the Texas Attorney General’s office has shut down a business in Killeen, TX, that claimed it could protect property owners from having their land taken for the corridor by eminent domain.

The company, You Can’t Take It, was reportedly using a Web site and door-to-door scare tactics to enlist customers for a $600 fee, plus a $100-a-year maintenance charge.

There has been no word on how many landowners signed up for the service.