Police update 1: Aviation incident at Lockhart River

There are so many worthy causes to donate to across the state, but sadly there are people in the community who do take advantage of the generous nature of Queenslanders.

Police have identified a fraudulent charity page for the one of the victims of last week’s aircraft crash in Lockhart River.

Police are appealing for members of the community to be aware of this fraudulent activity and be assured that whilst the page has now been shut it is timely reminder for people to be cautious .

People should not be discouraged from donating to those in need – however anyone who suspects fraudulent fundraising is taking place should contact Scam Watch online at www.scamwatch.gov.au

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.

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