VICTORIAN detectives have warned community members to beware of a fraudulent website offering not-so-sizzling deals on barbecues.
Investigators believe customers are logging on to the website www.barbecueing.au with the intent of purchasing goods including Weber barbecues.
The websites www.suzukioutboarding.com.au – which is not associated to Suzuki Marine – and www.acbestbuy.com.au are also believed to be connected to fraudulent activity.
Customers are asked to make a payment via direct bank transfer but the goods are never delivered.
The scam is believed to be happening Australia-wide, with more than 100 reports across Victoria alone.
All of the websites have since been shut down.
Darebin detective Senior Constable Samantha