Police warn of law enforcement advertising shakedown

johnboy 22 August 2005 2

The AFP have put out a media release warning local businesses not to pay for unsolicited invoices for advertising in a law enforcement magazine. Apprently the scam has been particularly targetting Asian businesses.

It’s cunning, because if you don’t really know how things work behind the scenes in this country you could easily think an invoice like that was the locals way of hitting you up for your protection money.

Those who’ve been here a while realise it’s donations to the political parties which work that way.


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Samuel Gordon-Stewart Samuel Gordon-Stewart 9:02 pm 22 Aug 05

If they are really that desperate for money, why not sell psychic services on Ebay? Strangely enough people actually buy psychic services, often at a high price, from ebay….seems weird, I would at least want to see a place of business.

As for false invoices, I would hope that most businesses know what advertising they have bought.

bulldog bulldog 5:05 pm 22 Aug 05

In my previous job we were targeted by these guys and a group calling themselves ‘The Firefighters Association’ or something. All over the phone (which seemed suspicious enough) and you can never see the alleged publication in which you are asked to pay for advertising.

These guys have nerve and will get rude and nasty if you don’t pay for advertising you allegedly approved. That being said they didn’t like the idea of coming into town for an appointment after one particularly nasty altercation in which I threatened to embed a 12mm socket in the blokes eye socket (it’s what was at hand at the time).

Very dodgy, glad to see that the cops are on top of them. Folks, don’t get caught by these asses.

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