Bitumen bandits have returned to Bundaberg, according to Police, offering to do bitumen work at unrealistic prices.
Police say they've received reports of alleged tradespersons approaching potential victims with a varied sales pitch.
The scammers claim to have bitumen left over from a project up the road earlier in the day, and they offer to sell the bitumen and labour for a cheaper price.
The suspects are using hire vehicles and some speak with an Irish accent.
A number of residents have reported that after agreeing to do the job, they either receive substandard work where the materials used are of very low quality, or contact is unable to be made with the alleged contractor after a deposit has been paid.
If you do receive this type of offer, Bundaberg Police recommend not engaging with persons and reporting to police immediately.
This isn’t the first time Bundaberg has seen this type of scam in the area.
If you think you have seen or have had contact from these trades persons, police recommend you contact the Office of Fair Trading on 13QGOV (13 74 68).
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.
Quote this reference number: QI2000512742 within the online suspicious activity form.