BURNSIDE NHW THANKS OUR KIND SUPPORTERS
Notes from our last meeting
Nambour Burnside 5 Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter is printed in the Nambour office of our state member of parliament, Peter Wellington.
The Heritage Building Society, Nambour, supplies paper for printing the newsletter.
A prowler is reported to be operating in the Blaxland Road area, and Police have stepped up patrols in response.
Nambour 5 Burnside NHW Newsletter
Nambour 5 Burnside NHW Committee Officers 201112
We need a kind person to deliver our newsletters in Cunningham Crescent to replace longserving member Archie Mathews, who has retired form NHW.
Area Coordinator: Mike James 5476 4924 Secretary: Kathy Frahm 5441 3862 Treasurer: Marlene Jackson 5441 1743 Newsletter:
Councillor Paul Tatton handed out Home Garden Expo Calendars, Council’s new walking guides, the new Queensland Road Rules and Council’s new Dog Policy.
BliBli Neighbourhood Watch Group will host a talk by Dr. Cassandra Cross, who is a police officer and also an expert on combating online fraud and victimisation.
Do you have a WiFi computer connection?
He also gave planning progress
The talk is part of Bli Bli NHW group’s April meeting, it happens at Bli BLi
Queensland Police have launched a new project to help the public protect their identity and personal information online. The War Driving Project has loads of tips on how to secure your Wireless Network or WiFi connection, so to find out more, go to the Queensland Police Service website:
BE AWARE OF PHONE SCAMS: Be cautious if you are contacted by someone claiming to be from government or a well known company and they request personal details or upfront payments.
March/April 2012 7.15pm Hibiscus Meeting Room, Carter
Next Meeting: Wednesday 4th April 2012 Road
Dr. Cassandra Cross
EMERGENCY: Police, Ambulance,
Online Fraud Prevention talk Tuesday 3rd April
th DIAL 000 Firebrigade ...... Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Nambour 5 Burnside NHW Community Meeting If you receive this newsletter, you are welcome to come along.
Hibiscus Meeting Room 55 Carter Road, Nambour
Our new Website
For more Crime Prevention information, use the internet to view our new website.
March 2012 ***
We’ll be posting local useful tips and information there to fill in the gap between newsletters, so why not give it a go.
IF THE EMERGENCY IS LIFE THREATENING CALL `000’ IMMEDIATELY ***
The web address is:
For nonemergency police contacts
STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE: 132500 (anywhere in Australia)
*** You are invited to Burnside SUNSHINE COAST NHW CHRISTMAS PARTY COUNCIL:
Call 131 444 Stealing with violence AREA charges, Maroochydore COORDINATOR’S CORNER Police have charged two men after an incident in Maroochydore on March 19th. The men were travelling to Maroochydore on a bus when they allegedly stole personal property from another traveller and fled from the bus on Sixth Avenue. Police received information from witnesses that the men were armed and located the two men in a public toilet near the Cotton Tree pool area shortly after the alleged offence. An 18yearold man of no fixed previous address has been charged with stealing and possession of a knife in a public place. An 18yearold man from Nambour has been charged with unlawful possession of weapons and possession of a knife in a public place. The two are scheduled to appear in the Maroochydore Magistrates Court on April 10. Source: QPS Media website: Catch up with all the latest alerts from QPS Media on Twitter: @QPSMEDIA Never confirm or provide personal details, credit card numbers or other account information over the phone unless you initiated the call and trust the other party.
This month has been a very busy month for Rita and I, but we have managed to fit in some time for Neighbourhood Watch. Michael Ballinger, area Coordinator for Nambour Bli Bli 6 NHW group, has invited members of our group to attend their meeting on Tuesday April 3rd, where their guest speaker will be Dr. Cassandra Cross. Dr. Cross is a police officer who has a PhD in Criminology. She will be speaking about online fraud and victimisation, in particular, how to respond to fraudulent emails and requests for money, personal details or passwords. Dr. Cross will outline some results of her research, and will present some key findings from her Churchill Fellowship. She will also highlight some of the programs established overseas to help combat online fraud and victimisation, and look at how Australia can learn from these great examples. I urge you to come along and listen to this exceptional speaker on Tuesday 3rd April in the Bli Bli Hall, Willis Road, Bli Bli, starting at 7.30pm. Our next meeting is the following
Beware Scam Phone Calls CrimCall is alive and well!
Common phone scams reported in 2011
SCAMwatch is continuing to warn Australians to beware of scams delivered by phone with the ACCC receiving over 43,000 reports of scams perpetrated this way in 2011. Coinciding with National Consumer Fraud Week 2012, the ACCC released its third annual Targeting Scams Report. The report discusses 2011 scams activity and consumer fraud targeting Australian consumers and small businesses. The ACCC received over 83,000 scam reports and enquiries in 2011, almost doubling that of 2010. Scam losses reported to the ACCC totalled more than $85.6 million, a 35 per cent increase from 2010. 88 per cent of consumers who contacted the ACCC about scams in 2011 reported no financial loss. The SCAMwatch website received in excess of 20.5 million hits throughout 2011, almost 400 per cent more than in 2010. SCAMwatch also welcomed almost 5,000 new subscribers to its email alert service and more than 2,600 followers to its Twitter page (http://twitter.com/SCAMwatch_gov) in 2011.
Scammers posed as representatives from government departments, for example offering fake grants, rebates or refunds in return for upfront payments.
Neighbourhood Watch Queensland Website: http://www.nhwq.com.au
It’s Free and you can share it with your neighbours!!
Scammers posed as staff from well known companies and organisations asking for personal details, payments or remote access to the victim’s computer. Scammers posed as representatives from banks, computer companies, telecommunications services, postal and logistics services and solar panel installers. SMS Scams: Text messages are also commonly used by scammers to send competition or prize scams. Scammers often try to snare many people with one SMS sent en masse this is known as spamming. Scammers may request personal details or payments in scam SMS messages. If you respond, you