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Door knockers not affiliated with MFB

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28 May 2018
MFB is aware of reports of door knockers selling wares and providing fire safety advice across Melbourne.

MFB has recently received a number of calls from concerned residents from suburbs including Brighton, Taylors Lakes, South Yarra, North Balwyn, Box Hill and Keilor Downs.

Victoria Police received a complaint concerning a door knocker allegedly representing himself as an MFB staff member and asked questions about the occupant’s home and fire plans. MFB is liaising with Victoria Police in relation to this matter.

We can confirm that the door knockers are not affiliated with MFB.

If residents are concerned about their safety, we advise them not to open the door and to instead call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

If residents are concerned by the conduct of the door knockers they can report it to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on 1300 302 502.

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