Police have warned residents to be on alert for dodgy tradespeople who want to "cash in" on bushfire-affected communities.
Acting superintendent John Klepczarek advised people to use their common sense when approached about services.
"With many builders from reputable sources, you tend to have quotes or an agreed price," acting superintendent Klepczarek said.
"When you have people come into an area offering goods or wares at a cheap price... while they could be well-meaning... you should have some paperwork.
"Reputable people are always happy to put things in writing for you and guarantee their work."
Acting superintendent Klepczarek said there were anecdotal reports about offers of goods and services.
However he was concerned the northern or southern villages could become victim to empty promises of work.
"I see it time and time again around the state, we do have people who see an opportunity to cash in," he said.
"What you'll find quickly enough is when you try to clarify any quotes or what exactly is being done, they will either not get back to you or be very cagey about what will be offered for that price."
Acting superintendent Klepczarek encouraged residents to call police with any concerns.