Community Warned of Scammers Operating in the Region
There have been reports of people operating a scam in the Southern Downs region and the community is warned to be vigilant.
The scammer will take a deposit to undertake concreting or bitumen work for residents, and then are not seen again. Those involved say that they work for a company which operates out of Brisbane.
Typically scammers of this kind prey on the elderly and vulnerable, so please keep an eye on friends or family members who might be targeted.
Council would ask residents to be aware of the scam and only deal with registered businesses that have an ABN. The police are also aware of this scam.
You can find out more information about making complaints about scams at Fair Trading: https://www.qld.gov.au/law/laws-regulated-industries-and-accountability/queensland-laws-and-regulations/fair-trading-services-programs-and-resources