CRC Opening hours
The Dumbleyung CRC will close at 12noon on Friday September 22 and will also be closed Monday September 25 due to the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
We apologise for any inconvenience. For Along Came Henry Café it’s- business as usual during this period.
The Chamberlain 9G Tractor club
The Chamberlain 9G Tractor club (pictured) were captured last week as they visited and stayed in Dumbleyung. There are 30 tractors in the club with 5 participating in the trek to Esperance this spring.
Pictured are Patsy & Ross Smith from Lancelin
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Births, weddings, engagements, reunions or you may just be looking for a lift to Perth. To send an announcement for the next Quack Chat click here.
Happy belated birthday to Julie Justins, Julie Willmot and Catherine Watkins! We hope you all had a lovely day!
Happy birthday tomorrow to the beautiful Tegan Hall! We hope you have a great day!
20m x 9m Dome.
The Dumbleyung Events Committee (DEC) is calling for tenders/expressions of interest in the DEC ‘dome’. The dimensions of the dome are 20m x 9m and the tarp is as new. Please send your expressions of interest or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org. See images of the dome when erected.
A flock of 14 Corellas has been seen in the Datatine area this week. Are they the same flock that resides at Stubbs Park or are there numerous flocks congregating? These birds are very noisy, destructive, prolific breeders and take the nesting holes of our local birds.
It would be good to know how many are around. Perhaps we could let the Shire know of flocks and their movement. Stop the invasion. Please remember that you must have a permit to cull these birds and they must not be culled in a reserve. For more information please see next week’s Quack Chat.
Sue McDougall 98235035
During 2017 to date, reports to the ACCC’s Scamwatch show 1236 people lost nearly $540,000 to scammers using gift cards as payments. This is a growing trend: in the 2015-16 financial year losses were about $480,000.
“Scammers are increasingly getting their victims to pay with iTunes gift cards as they can quickly on-sell them and pocket the money,” ACCC Deputy Chair Delia Rickard said.
“If someone asks you to pay for anything using an iTunes gift card, it is a scam. There are never any circumstances where a legitimate business or government department will ask for payment this way.”
Apple’s website clearly states iTunes gift cards can only be used to purchase goods and services on the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, or for an Apple Music membership.
Reports to Scamwatch show there are three common scam examples the ACCC is currently seeing where scammers are demanding iTunes gift cards as payment:
- Tax scams – the scammer pretends to be from the Australian Taxation Office and claim there is a warrant out for their victim’s arrest. If the victim doesn’t pay an immediate ‘fine’ using iTunes gift cards, the scammer claims police will come and handcuff them.
- Catch-a-hacker scam – scammers pretending to be Telstra will ask their victim to help them catch a ‘hacker’ who’s trying to get into their PC or smart devices. They’ll use this sham story to get the victim to buy iTunes cards as a ‘trap’ for catching the hacker. Unfortunately the scammer will quickly get the serial numbers for those gift cards and sell them before the victim realises they’ve been duped.
- Centrelink scams – the scammer pretends to be from Centrelink and tells their victim they’re entitled to an additional payment, such as for their pension, and that they need to pay a ‘release fee’ in iTunes gift cards to receive the payment.
People targeted by scammers asking for iTunes gift cards as payment can report the scam to www.scamwatch.gov.au.
Information sourced from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission