Vol 16 No. 7 August 2011
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Beware of scammers taking advantage of Carbon Price Announcement
Pensioners and other consumers should be alert to a new scam that is trying to use the announcement of the carbon price household assistance package to obtain bank account numbers and other personal information.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued an alert about a new scam where people purporting to be from the Government are asking pensioners for their bank account details to supposedly transfer payments as part of the Government's carbon price household assistance package. A variation on the scam involves callers running a survey on the proposed carbon price and asking for personal and banking details.
The Australian Government will never call you to ask for your bank account details or to offer you a payment!
"When the increased payments start (May or June 2012) they will be automatic and pensioners and families will not need to apply or provide their bank account details."
Some tips to avoid becoming a victim of a scam include:
Judge and Jury:
I was married by a judge.
I don't feel old.
The Maryborough and District Committee on the Ageing Inc. (MaDCOTA)
2011 Seniors Week Competition
Coming Events And Date Claimers
ESA International Alpha Zeta Branch
|Date:||Wednesday 31 August 2011|
|Venue:||Granville Sports Club, Steindl Street, Granville|
|Fashion Parade:||11.30am Millers Fashions|
|Cost:||Prepaid Tickets $27.00, Ann's Lingerie, Kent St.
Bookings close Wednesday 24 August 2011
Lucky Door - Gift Voucher from Ann's Lingerie, Raffle</p>
Proceeds Cancer Research and Local Charities
For Further Info: Donna 41 22 10 23 or Kay 41 21 59 10
|Theme:||There is No Business like Show Business|
|Date:||Tuesday 16 August 2011|
|Venue:||Senior Citizens' Centre, 333 Alice Street|
Lucky Door Prize/Raffle
Afternoon Tea included
A young couple moves into a new neighborhood. The next morning while they are eating breakfast, the young woman sees her neighbor hanging the wash outside. "That laundry is not very clean", she said. "She doesn't know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap." Her husband looked on, but remained silent.
Every time her neighbor would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments.
About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband:
"Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this." The husband said, "I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows."
And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the purity of the window through which we look.
The Maryborough & District Committee on the Ageing Inc.
Last modified Sep 2011.