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15 February 2011

Consumer Alert: Warning to Ipswich residents over Bayside conman charging exorbitant prices

Ipswich residents should be on the alert over a Bayside conman preying on flood victims in the East Ipswich area.
 
He is distributing flyers in letter boxes offering to repair meter boxes for $1000.
 
One East Ipswich resident who received the flyer said a local contractor had charged him only $500 to do the same work recently and that flood victims were being taken advantage of by unscrupulous operators.
 
Queensland Consumer Watch spokesman Paul Tully described the allegations as "deplorable".
 
"It is absolutely disgraceful there are people who are ripping off flood victims in this way.
 
"Anyone with information on this man should contact the Office of Fair Trading on 13 74 68."

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