Fake tradies recently scammed a Beaumaris pensioner out of $30,000.

These dodgy tradies (also known as travelling con men) offer to do maintenance work then disappear leaving unfinished or substandard work. They target vulnerable Victorians, people from CALD backgrounds, or older people who may live alone.

We're asking for your help in spreading awareness of fake tradies through your channels. Below is a suggested copy and an accompanying image that you can share with your audience.

We appreciate your help in getting the word out to the public.

Thank you
Sandra


Suggested copy

As the weather warms up, fake tradies will be knocking on doors and dropping leaflets, offering home improvement services.

What sounds too good to be true, often is. These dodgy operators tend to vanish after completing little work, leaving behind a consumer who has already handed over a sizeable cash deposit.

One unsuspecting pensioner was recently scammed out of $30,000 after fake tradies lied to him about receiving a fine.

Visit Consumer Affairs Victoria's website for tips on fake tradies tactics: consumer.vic.gov.au/faketradies





Sandra Youkhana
Public Relations and Digital Advisor

Education & Online Services | Consumer Affairs Victoria
Department of Justice and Regulation

Level 19, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
T. 03 8684 8130 M. 0431 466 051 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria
and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders, past, present and future.




Fake tradies recently scammed a Beaumaris pensioner out of $30,000.

These dodgy tradies (also known as travelling con men) offer to do maintenance work then disappear leaving unfinished or substandard work. They target vulnerable Victorians, people from CALD backgrounds, or older people who may live alone.

We're asking for your help in spreading awareness of fake tradies through your channels. Below is a suggested copy and an accompanying image that you can share with your audience.

We appreciate your help in getting the word out to the public.

Thank you
Sandra


Suggested copy

As the weather warms up, fake tradies will be knocking on doors and dropping leaflets, offering home improvement services.

What sounds too good to be true, often is. These dodgy operators tend to vanish after completing little work, leaving behind a consumer who has already handed over a sizeable cash deposit.

One unsuspecting pensioner was recently scammed out of $30,000 after fake tradies lied to him about receiving a fine.

Visit Consumer Affairs Victoria's website for tips on fake tradies tactics: consumer.vic.gov.au/faketradies





Sandra Youkhana
Public Relations and Digital Advisor

Education & Online Services | Consumer Affairs Victoria
Department of Justice and Regulation

Level 19, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
T. 03 8684 8130 M. 0431 466 051 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria
and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders, past, present and future.




 Fake tradies recently scammed a Beaumaris pensioner out of $30,000.

These dodgy tradies (also known as travelling con men) offer to do maintenance work then disappear leaving unfinished or substandard work. They target vulnerable Victorians, people from CALD backgrounds, or older people who may live alone.

We're asking for your help in spreading awareness of fake tradies through your channels. Below is a suggested copy and an accompanying image that you can share with your audience.

We appreciate your help in getting the word out to the public.

Thank you
Sandra


Suggested copy

As the weather warms up, fake tradies will be knocking on doors and dropping leaflets, offering home improvement services.

What sounds too good to be true, often is. These dodgy operators tend to vanish after completing little work, leaving behind a consumer who has already handed over a sizeable cash deposit.

One unsuspecting pensioner was recently scammed out of $30,000 after fake tradies lied to him about receiving a fine.

Visit Consumer Affairs Victoria's website for tips on fake tradies tactics: consumer.vic.gov.au/faketradies





Sandra Youkhana
Public Relations and Digital Advisor

Education & Online Services | Consumer Affairs Victoria
Department of Justice and Regulation

Level 19, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
T. 03 8684 8130 M. 0431 466 051 E. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



We acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria
and pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders, past, present and future.