Beware of potential scam callers

Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014

The Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland Inc (RFBAQ) has identified a scam involving the solicitation of funds by individuals in the name of the RFBAQ. This is not a new scam by any stretch of the imagination; many charities have fallen victim to this type of scam.

As we are now preparing for our peak fire and flood season, people are more inclined to dig deep and assist the Rural Fire Brigades. This makes it imperative your hard earned dollars are going to the right place and not into the pockets of scammers.

Fortunately this type of scam is very easily thwarted by knowing who you are talking to. In the first instance if you have caller ID the number that will be displayed is 07 5480 1369 for when it is dialled from the RFBAQ Contact Centre. Further validation and confirmation can only be achieved during the actual telephone conversation with an on-site RFBAQ Contact Centre employee. An authorised RFBAQ employee can and will without hesitation provide all necessary information to ensure your full confidence in any transaction.

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