As the clean-up after Tropical Cyclone Ita gets underway, homeowners and business owners in affected areas are being warned to watch out for unscrupulous conmen offering to help with urgent repair and restoration work.

In a statement release on Monday, State Minister for Housing and Public Works Tim Mander warned residents that ‘travelling conmen’ – unscrupulous and usually unlicensed people who typically take large sums of money up-front, often overcharge and leave property owners with unfinished or shoddy work – are known to show…