Scams tar­get el­derly woman

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

MONTO Sergeant Werner Crous has warned of “a cou­ple of men scamming their way through the Monto division”. Sgt Crous said the men had been pre­tend­ing they­were roof painters from Rock­hamp­ton. “Re­cently an 80-year-old lady from Mulgildie was the vic­tim of this scam,” he said. “The two lads (un­known age or de­scrip­tion) knocked on her door un­so­licited and told her that her roof needed paint­ing and that it would cost her $500. This fee was to be paid im­me­di­ately by cheque.” Sgt Crous warned peo­ple to be aware that if you didn’t or­der a pain­ter or any other ser­vice to be done around your house, you did not have to al­lowthese peo­ple, or oth­ers like them, onto your prop­erty or into your house. If you have any con­cerns call po­lice im­me­di­ately on 4153 9111 and ask for your lo­cal po­lice of­fi­cer.

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