I have been made aware of a scam involving the offer of funding to replace flood damaged fences.
The scammer is calling landholders claiming to be from their local Council, offering $1000 to replace fencing damaged in recent flooding.
The scammer then asks for the landholder’s bank account details to deposit the money.
No local councils in Wannon are offering any grant of this type. If you have been offered a grant in this scam, please do not provide your bank details and end the conversation as quickly as possible.
If you are unsure about the identity of the caller making an offer, please hang up and call local Council back to confirm the validity of the call.
This scam has been reported to Victoria Police.
Any victims of scams should also be proactive and report their scam experience to Scam Watch https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam