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Scammers operating in the south-east

25 Mar 2019 4:05pm

Police in the Limestone Coast Local Service Area are investigating reports of scammers operating in the Millicent area late last week.

Reports have been received that on Thursday (21 March) and Friday businesses were approached by a group of men, claiming to be UK-based travellers, offering to do small bitumen laying work for a cheap price.

Generally this type of scam involves customers being offered a quote for cheap prices, but the men then complete a sub-standard effort and then further inflate the price and demand payment.  Sellers are usually equipped with small trucks and equipment that appears legitimate.

Police are reminding the public to be cautious of these types of offers where the deal seems 'too good to be true'. Police urge the community to check the details of any door-to-door sale persons before entering into an agreement and not to be pressured into making deals.

Police urge anyone being offered suspicious or 'too good to be true' door-to-door construction offers to make appropriate enquiries with Consumer and Business Affairs, or contact police.  Further information can be found at www.scamwatch.gov.au