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Neighbourhood Watch - Morwell LTB1:
NHW58, February Newsletter

Mark It In March, NHW State Conference, Home Employment Scam, Crime Statistics

By Malcolm Lawrence - 10th February 2002 - Back to News

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Neighbourhood Watch Inc. No. A0037920V You are in Zone _______

Neighbourhood Watch Area LTB1, Bridle Estate.

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

Next Meeting

When: Monday the 18th of February 2002.

Time: 7.15pm to 8.30pm,

Where: Salvation Army Hall,

Bridle Road, Morwell.

Mark It In March This program will be conducted during the whole of the month of March. This program invites residents to mark their more valuable possessions with their Drivers licence number, to enhance recovery if it is stolen. Engravers can be borrowed from NHW, just ring 5134 3071.

The Neighbourhood Watch State Conference will be held in Melbourne on Saturday the 16th of March. The bus and lunch will be provided, leave Morwell at 7.45am, arrive back approximately 5 to 5.30pm.

This is open to anyone in NHW, if you wish attend contact your Zone Leader or Carmen or ring S/C Brendan Clifford on 5132 2155.

Home Employment Opportunities:

Some advertisements promoting business and employment opportunities may be downright deceptive, by misrepresenting wages and to number of jobs actually available. Be suspicious if you have to pay a fee to receive more information. They sound good but don’t always tell the full story. Beware of advertisements that make unbelievable claims about job opportunities.

“Imagine owning your own business, being your own boss, working only a few hours per week, never having to set the alarm clock again…a business that’s fun, easy, even exciting work. No staff, no overheads, no bookwork, no selling, working from the comfort of your home”, the blurb runs. Delve deeper and you find many of these business opportunities are not what they appear.

Many job advertisements are a bit hard to swallow. They you might earn hundreds, even thousands of dollars a week, working from home for just a few hours a week, simply by stuffing envelopes. Here’s an example of the kind of advertisement you should steer well clear of.

Active Home Workers
Earn up to $500 a week at home addressing and mailing envelopes. Easy money!! It works for me so why not you. Be quick. Act now not later. Send your self-addressed envelope to Bonanza Bucks, PO Box 123, Happy Avenue, Paradise.


 

These types of job ads appear to offer paid work for “stuffing envelopes” but are often a front for phoney get-rich-quick schemes. You reply to the ad, and usually receive a request for money, after which you’re sent a plan. It informs you to place a similar advertisement, photocopy the “plan” and mail it out to other unsuspecting victims. The only person who makes any money is the promoter who placed the original ad, and he or she then moves on.

Beware of ads that promise a “large income” for working on projects “in great demand”. Some promotions stress that “no experience is necessary”, while others indicate that “no investment is required”. The one characteristic common to all these schemes is that you are required to send money before you are able to start work.

(From the Little Black Book Of Scams by The Ministerial Council on Consumer Affairs, Commonwealth of Australia)

Police Crime Statistics for December 2001, January 2002, N.H.W. Area LTB1, Bridle Estate

Due to privacy considerations NOT ALL offences for this area are listed.

20/10/01 Bridle Road Property damage, (broken front door) to a flat.

1/12/01 Bridle Road Property damage to a business office.

10/12/01 The Avenue Forced entry into, and theft from a motor vehicle.

17/12/01 Chestnut Avenue Property damage to a dwelling.

17/12/01 Chestnut Avenue Property damage to a house.

19/12/01 Bridle Road Burglary at the school.

20/12/01 Spring Court Property damage to a house.

21/12/01 Chickerell Street Burglary at an industrial premises.

21/12/01 Yarak Court Property damage to a house.

21/12/01 Gabo Way Theft from a car in the backyard.

22/12/01 Chickerell Street Property damage to a factory.

23/12/01 Chickerell Street Burglary at an industrial premises.

23/12/01 Chickerell Street Burglary at a factory.

24/12/01 Chickerell Street Burglary at an industrial premises.

24/12/01 Chickerell Street Theft of a bicycle.

24/12/01 Chickerell Street Burglary at a factory.

24/12/01 Chickerell Street Burglary at a factory.

25/12/01 The Avenue Property damage to a flat.

27/12/01 Bridle Road Theft from a shop.

1/1/02 Airlie Bank Road Property damage to a unit.

1/1/02 Bridle Road Property damage to a flat.

2/1/02 Airlie Bank Road Burglary at a flat.

3/1/02 Chickerell Street Burglary at a factory.

4/1/02 Oak Court Theft of a motor vehicle.

18/1/02 Chickerell Street Burglary at a factory.

22/1/02 Fumina Court Property damage to a house.

24/1/02 Wattle Tree Cres. Theft of a motor vehicle.

27/1/02 Airlie Bank Road Theft from a motor vehicle.

30/1/02 Chestnut Avenue Property damage to a boarding house.

 

Summary of Stolen Items

2 Electrical Appliances, 24 crtn. Cigarettes 1, Photographic Equipment, 1 Power Tools

1 Tools, 5 Other Items, 2 Motor vehicles stolen

10 Offenders processed for any reported offence in the area.


Source: http://nhw.gippsland.com/

Published by: malcolml@dcsi.net.au



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