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Are fake Jehovah's Witnesses scamming Bundaberg?

CONCERNS have been raised over a potential scam where people are posing as Jehovah's Witnesses are doorknocking and offering financial help.

A Kalkie woman, who asked to remain anonymous, told the NewsMail that a man with Jehovah's Witness pamphlets and a Bible-based article knocked on her door earlier in the week offering financial help to people in her neighbourhood.

A spokesman for the North Bundaberg Jehovah's Witnesses congregation told the NewsMail that members doorknocking in the region would never offer financial service.

"We offer Bible education," he said.

"Locally, we distribute thousands of pamphlets every month so anybody can get their hands on them."

Scamwatch warns residents that it was not uncommon for scammers to pose as charities including religious organisations.

If you have a concern about a registered charity, you can phone the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission on 13 2262 or email advice@acnc.gov.au.

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