Officer-in-charge of Kingaroy Police, Snr Sgt David Tierney

November 9, 2021

Kingaroy Police are warning residents about illegal door-to-door scammers who may be targeting the South Burnett.

“The Office of Fair Trading as well as police have taken calls regarding two males driving a white stationwagon with yellow and black stripes around the South Burnett area,” officer-in-charge of Kingaroy Police, Senior Sergeant Dave Tierney said.

“They are approaching residences unsolicited to perform bitumen work, driveways etc, and then wanting to be paid well above the rate for what work should entail.

“QPS would remind people who find them in situations such as this not agree to any person who attends to your residence unsolicited to perform work.

“If you have any doubts contact industry groups or the Office of Fair Trading to ensure they are licensed tradespersons.”

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Police recently issued a warning about bitumen scammers working in the Roma area.

They are believed to be the same group that ripped off a homeowner in that area in 2019.

At that time they offered to repair the resident’s driveway for $52,000.

The resident agreed but later discovered the work was of poor quality and had not been completed.

The men had either Irish or European accents.

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