The Office of Fair Trading is warning Queenslanders about an emerging phone scam. The scammers are targeting individuals and businesses in flood affected regional areas. The scammer cold calls, offering $4000 in compensation however, the catch is you have to deposit $100 to be eligible. Any Queenslanders who receive a call like this should hang up.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a scam, lodge a complaint through the OFT website or by calling 13 QGOV (13 74 68).
Last reviewed 23/02/2012