NEWS DESK Internet scam SCAMMERS falsely claiming to be NBN Co representatives have been asking for personal information and financial details under the pretence of switching internet services to the national broadband network. NBN Co says scammers have been taking advantage of customers, including retirement village residents. “It is important to be aware that NBN Co will never make unsolicited calls or door knock to sell broadband services,” NBN Co chief security officer Darren Kane said. “NBN Co may make calls to individuals registered on our medical alarm or fire and lift registers but will never request payment or bank account details during these calls.” Mr Kane said NBN Co staff will also never ask for payment for medical alarms. “NBN Co is the company building and operating Australia’s wholesale broadband network, and as a wholesaleonly company, we do not sell broadband packages directly to consumers. “There are times when NBN Co may contact you directly as part of the network rollout, but never to request payment for services over the NBN network.” Mr Kane says people should not share bank or personal details with any unsolicited caller or door knocker claiming to be from NBN Co and trying to sell an internet service. Anyone who believes they have been the victim of such a scam should report the matter to their bank and the police. Call IDCARE on 1300 432 273 for more help. See scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam online for updated lists of common scams.
Camp finds new base TRAINING for triathlons has already notched up a big win for the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula area with triathletes from three states visiting to take part in a training camp last week. Good sporting grounds and venues alongside the convenience of surrounding landscapes for triathlon training has seen Triathlon Victoria move its annual boot camp for triathletes from Geelong to Mount Eliza and Frankston. Long and middle distance runner Craig Mottram and Australia national netball team coach Lisa Alexander shared tips with triathlon training camp participants at Mount Eliza’s Toorak College on becoming elite athletes. The Southern Stars training camp was attended by more than 60 athletes, 20 coaches and several presenters. “Toorak College has been a valued partner for this camp with first-rate facilities. Their flexibility with the group was most appreciated,” Triathlon Victoria athlete pathway coordinator Kyle Burns said. “The riding in the surrounds is a chance to do all types of riding on flat, hills and at the college. As well as running at Frankston reservoir, Frankston foreshore and others.” Swimming sessions took place at the Peninsula Aquatic Recreation Centre (PARC) in Frankston. “The feedback on the facilities available from the athletes have been extremely positive,” Mr Burns said. “Everyone is looking forward to next year.” Mr Burns said 10 Mornington Peninsula Triathlon Club participants “enjoyed showing all of the other athletes around their backyard”.
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On their marks: Cyclists get on track for triathlon success at Toorak College. Pictures: Yanni
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