Scam Alert: Police warn of door to door sale scam


TWEED POLICE have received information regarding a possible scam in the Kingscliff and South Tweed areas this week, with a man going door to door selling fire extinguishers and fire blankets.

It should be noted there are several legitimate door to door sales people selling fire safety gear, however these people have identification which can be presented upon request.

The suspect can not provide legitimate identification for the sale of the products, and has been asking for credit card details while being unable to provide the products at the time of the transaction.

Police said they would like to take this opportunity to remind the community to remain vigilant and never provide credit card details to door to door sales men or over the phone.

Several people said they has also experienced this scam in Banora Point last year.

“I reported this to police before Christmas when he was in Banora, glad others have also reported it and the public is finally being advised,” one comment read via social media.

“I also contacted the NSW Fire Service and they said they never sell things this way and knew nothing about him.

“The man was well spoken, neatly dressed, grey haired and not real tall. Beware everyone.”

Residents are reminded to look for identification and other forms of proof the sales person is who they say they are.