THE Country Fire Authority is warning residents to be vigilant, after reports Victorian residents have received scam phone calls asking for money.
A spokesperson for the CFA said it was aware that scam calls had been made to community members in regional Victoria, asking for donations to assist with the bushfire effort in Queensland.
With dozens of fires burning across the state, interstate fire crews, including from Victoria, have travelled north to assist with the firefighting effort.
The CFA was made aware of one call to a resident in Victoria's south west, which was picked up by a volunteer, who raised the alarm.
CFA South West acting operations manager, Andrew Barry, said scammers were targeting CFA volunteers as well as members of the public.
"It's very disappointing for us, and also that they're trying to prey on these members of the CFA that naturally are giving, willing type of people that go above and beyond to help people in need, so it's very disappointing in that fact," he said.
The CFA spokesperson urged residents to be vigilant and said that the CFA would never call people asking for donations.
The spokesperson reminded people not to give their bank details over the phone.
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