Police are warning Goulburn Valley residents to be wary of scammers in the region carrying out unwanted and substandard work.JENNA BISHOP August 20, 2014 3:34am
People are being warned of scammers in the region targeting rural vulnerable and elderly people with unwanted and poor quality work.
Scammers have targeted people in the Girgarre and Stanhope areas and police are warning people across the region to be vigilant.
Shepparton police Criminal Investigation Unit Detective Acting Sergeant Shane Kervin said police had been notified of scammers focusing on people with gravel driveways to upgrade them to bitumen.
‘‘They’re doing work that is unwanted and then demanding payment,’’ he said. ‘‘When people are targeted, the scammers will often say they’ll do a sample for free. When the victim returns, they’ve done the whole driveway. The work they do is substandard and unwanted.
‘‘Then the victims feel obliged to pay for the work that’s been done.’’
Det Act Sgt Kervin warned people to be cautious with people who cold-called for work.
‘‘If anyone in the Goulburn Valley feels like they’ve been the victim of a scam, in particular with cold callers, they should contact police,’’ he said.
Det Act Sgt Kervin said this kind of scam operated across Australia.
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