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Be careful, new BBQ scams going round

Post by Davo » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm

This was posted on Facebook this afternoon by Queensland Police.

Police warn of online shopping scam: fake BBQ websites
myPolice on Jan 14, 2020 @ 10:21am
The State Crime Command’s Financial and Cyber Crime Group has identified an increase in complaints concerning fake online businesses offering what appears to be barbecues at very competitive prices. Once the customer pays into the bank account provided by the business they receive no further contact and do not receive the BBQ. Police have commenced investigations regarding this scam and two websites have been identified and are no longer active – bbqdelight.com.au, and weberbbqstore.com.au. The BBQs being offered ranged anywhere in price from $500.00 to $1500.00.
Unfortunately a number of people were caught in the lead-up to Christmas with what appeared to be generous discounts being offered for Weber barbecues and accessories. Police are aware of at least 20 people from Queensland who have been affected and expect there will be more.
The Financial and Cyber Crime Group are reminding Queenslanders to maintain control when shopping online by ensuring the website is legitimate and researching the website online prior to making any purchases. If a website does not participate with a secure payment service such as Paypal or a credit card transaction or is offering greater discounts for direct deposit it is most likely a scam. Usually the criminal is after your finances and your personal identification information.
Anyone affected by this scam can report it to ReportCyber.
Learn more about scams at www.scamwatch.gov.au and R U In Control.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.
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Re: Be careful, new BBQ scams going round

Post by BigJigger » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:06 am

Davo wrote:This was posted on Facebook this afternoon by Queensland Police.

Police warn of online shopping scam: fake BBQ websites
myPolice on Jan 14, 2020 @ 10:21am
The State Crime Command’s Financial and Cyber Crime Group has identified an increase in complaints concerning fake online businesses offering what appears to be barbecues at very competitive prices. Once the customer pays into the bank account provided by the business they receive no further contact and do not receive the BBQ. Police have commenced investigations regarding this scam and two websites have been identified and are no longer active – bbqdelight.com.au, and weberbbqstore.com.au. The BBQs being offered ranged anywhere in price from $500.00 to $1500.00.
Unfortunately a number of people were caught in the lead-up to Christmas with what appeared to be generous discounts being offered for Weber barbecues and accessories. Police are aware of at least 20 people from Queensland who have been affected and expect there will be more.
The Financial and Cyber Crime Group are reminding Queenslanders to maintain control when shopping online by ensuring the website is legitimate and researching the website online prior to making any purchases. If a website does not participate with a secure payment service such as Paypal or a credit card transaction or is offering greater discounts for direct deposit it is most likely a scam. Usually the criminal is after your finances and your personal identification information.
Anyone affected by this scam can report it to ReportCyber.
Learn more about scams at www.scamwatch.gov.au and R U In Control.
If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.
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