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Bitumen bandits back in Bundy

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Bundaberg locals are urged to be vigilant, with a scam doing the rounds.

A spokesperson for Bundaberg Police says residents are being offered bitumen work at unrealistic prices.

"The tradespersons approach potential victims with a varied sales pitch, where they claim to have bitumen left over from a project up the road from earlier in the day, and will sell the bitumen and labour for a cheaper price," the spokesperson says.

The bitumen bandits then reportedly do a substandard job with low quality materials, or are unable to be contacted after a deposit has been made.

This isn't the first time this type of scam has been seen in Bundaberg, according to police.

"If you do receive this type of offer, Bundaberg Police recommend not engaging with them and reporting to police immediately.

"If you think you have seen or have had contact from these trades persons, police recommend contacting the Office of Fair Trade on 13QGOV (13 74 68) or click here to go to their website."

If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the online suspicious activity form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.

Report crime information anonymously via Crime Stoppers. Call 1800 333 000 or report online at www.crimestoppersqld.com.au.

Quote this reference number: QI2102153438.