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Consumers Warned Travelling Conmen Active In NSW

Bitumen bandits are active in NSW again, with Fair Trading receiving reports that the travelling conmen have reared their heads in the Tamworth, Central Coast, Lake Macquarie and Forster areas in the month of May.


These scammers have been active for decades, offering cheap labour, usually bitumen laying or sometimes roofing, only to take off with the consumer’s cash before completing the service or carrying out shoddy work, such as simply spraying black tinted paint.

Fair Trading Commissioner Rose Webb said while bitumen bandits can be extremely convincing, they exhibit several characteristics that can help consumers spot them.