Increasing number of scams to rob Queensland’s flood victims

Police have warned of an increasing number of scams to rob Queensland’s flood victims as the federal Treasurer, Wayne Swan, said the economic cost of the disaster will be the highest in Australia’s history.

The scams include tricking victims into giving their bank details to people claiming they will help them obtain emergency funds.

Scammers claiming to be tradesmen are also going into affected areas offering to repair the damage and demanding payment in advance before disappearing — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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