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Neighbourhood Watch - Morwell LTB1:
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Daylight Saving, Scams, Police Crime Statistics For September 2001

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Neighbourhood Watch Inc. No. A0037920V

Neighbourhood Watch Area LTB1, Bridle Estate.

Area Coordinators Carmen Cook 5134 1920, Val. Bartholomeusz 5133 9685.

Next Meeting:

When: Monday the 15th of October 2001.
Time: 7.15pm to 8.30pm,
Where: Salvation Army Hall,
Bridle Road, Morwell.

Daylight Saving:

Daylight saving starts at 2am on Sunday the 28th of October. You should set your clocks ahead one hour. Check your smoke detectors and replace the batteries if they have been in for a year. Scratch the date on the new battery. Use the vacuum cleaner to gently remove any dust from inside the smoke detector.


"Hello, this is Jim from the ABC Bank. We have had trouble with the bank’s computer systems, so to protect your funds we are going to transfer all your money to a special bond account. In order to transfer the money I will need to get your bank account details and a verbal authorisation to transfer the funds".

Or what if this warm, friendly voice happened to telephone you to say,

"Hello this Bonnie from Smartcard. In order to make your credit card compliant with our new system, we are going to send all our customers a sticker that you will need to affix to your card. So can I just have your credit card number for verification?"

If you put the phone down fast, you may have saved yourself from being caught in a scam.

According to the Australian Oxford Dictionary a "scam" is "a fraudulent trick" or "a swindle". Swindlers or con artists are smart, friendly, persuasive and aggressive. They look for an easy opportunity to take your money. The greater the opportunity you offer and the easier you make it, the more you increase your chances of falling for a scam.

People may be tricked in hundreds of ways, including pyramid schemes, bogus investments or lotteries, by using unlicensed or unqualified tradespeople, becoming tangled in an Internet web of deceit, or simply buying goods and services without their consumer rights and responsibilities.

Scam operators are persistent, very persuasive and mobile. It is not unusual for a scam operation to be closed down in one State, and pop up under a new name somewhere else.

The best defence against scam operators is knowledge and caution.

(From "The Little Black Book of Scams", published by The Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs. Commonwealth of Australia.)

Police Crime Statistics For September 2001, NHW Area LTB1 Bridle Estate.

Due to privacy considerations not all offences for this area are listed

  • 2/8/01 The Boulevard Property damage to a house.
  • 3/8/01 The Boulevard Theft of laundry from the clothes line.
  • 6/8/01 The Boulevard Burglary at a house.
  • 10/8/01 Chickerell Street Theft at a warehouse.
  • 10/8/01 Chickerell Street Burglary at a factory.
  • 11/8/01 Spring Court Property damage.
  • 12/8/01 Booran Court Theft at a flat.
  • 14/8/01 Chestnut Avenue Property damage to a house.
  • 17/8/01 Airlie Bank Road Arson at a flat.
  • 18/8/01 The Boulevard Property damage to a shop.
  • 19/8/01 Bridle Road Property damage to a Milk Bar.
  • 24/8/01 Bridle Road Property damage to a garage.
  • 24/8/01 Chestnut Avenue Theft at a house.
  • 26/8/01 The Avenue Property damage at a flat.
  • 30/8/01 The Boulevard Burglary at a house.
  • 1/9/01 Bridle Road Forced entry and burglary at Kurnai College.
  • 1/9/01 Bridle Road Property damage to a flat.
  • 5/9/01 Gabo Way Theft of a bicycle from a house.
  • 6/9/01 Wonga Court Theft from the front garden of a house.
  • 7/9/01 Bridle Road Theft of a motor vehicle.
  • 9/9/01 Park Avenue Theft from a motor vehicle in the driveway.
  • 16/9/01 Bridle Road Arson.
  • 16/9/01 Bridle Road Forced entry and burglary of a flat.
  • 16/9/01 Nindoo Drive Burglary at a house.
  • 20/9/01 Bridle Road Theft of a motor vehicle from the front garden of a residence.
  • 21/9/01 Princes Highway Theft from a house.
  • 22/9/01 Karlo Court Theft from a motor vehicle.
  • 27/9/01 Field Court Theft from a motor vehicle, boot forced open.
  • 28/9/01 Bridle Road Property damage to the Milk bar.
Summary Of Stolen Items For The Above Offences
  • Car Accessories 3
  • Personal Property 8
  • Garden Items 1
  • Power Tools 8
  • Total Number Of Motor Vehicles Stolen Or Attempted 2
  • Number Of Offenders Processed For Any Reported Offence In The Area 3
  • Other 2


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