Conmen and unscrupulous construction tradespeople are targeting victims of recent bushfires in the Blue Mountains as the bushfire recovery process gets underway, the New South Wales government has warned.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, State Minster for Finance and Service Andrew Constance lashed out those perpetrating unscrupulous behaviour and warned residents to avoid dealing with anyone who had not been directly engaged by their insurance company. The warning comes as after an elderly resident was charged $24,000 to…