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ATO scammers at work in SA


A warning to the South-East community, Millicent Police have advised they have received a number of calls today from local residents who had received calls from scammers making aggressive phone calls threatening the recipient with arrest unless they make a payment.

The callers often claim to either work for the Australian Taxation Office or the Office of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

SA Police have issued a number of warnings this year about the scam callers, who are a perennial problem around the end of the financial year.

Often the scammer claims the would-be victim owes several thousand dollars and they demand immediate payment (via an international money transfer service) or an arrest warrant will be enforced.

Police are urging the community to discuss this would-be con with anyone in their family or community who may not be aware of this to ensure they don’t get taken in.

Anyone who incurs a financial loss from a scam should report it to police.

For more information about scams, how they work, how to report them and how to get help please visit ScamWatch at http://www.scamwatch.gov.au

Police investigate hay bale fire at Yahl




 Police are urging residents of Yahl to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity following a spate of hay bale fires in the region.

Limestone Coast police have received six reports of hay bale fires within the last three weeks in the Yahl area, south of Mount Gambier.

The earliest incident was this morning where police and CFS crews attended to a property on Caroline Headquarters Road just after 6am following reports that eight hay bales were on fire.

A cause of the fire is yet to be determined.

Residents who witness any suspicious activity in the area are asked to call police immediately on 131 444, and anyone with information on the fires is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online at https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au

Source:- SAPOL

It’s a long way as the crow flies, so don’t get dog tired



With all roads leading to Melbourne for the big AFL elimination final on Saturday, SA Police will be out in force along the Dukes Highway to make sure that everyone arrives safely.

Today Inspector Steve Kameniar, officer in charge Traffic Investigations, while wishing the Adelaide Crows every success on their journey towards the grand final reinforced the road safety message for fans planning to drive to Melbourne.

“The important thing is to arrive safely,” he said.  “Don’t drive fatigued.  Don’t speed and don’t drink and drive.”

He reminded motorists to, plan their journey, plan to have rest breaks, allow enough time so there is no need to speed and most importantly plan to arrive safely.

“There will be a lot of traffic on the road so your journey will take a little longer, be patient, concentrate on your driving and above all don’t take risks.”

“For those that choose not to do the right thing and want to push the boundaries, there will be additional police on the road between Adelaide and Melbourne.

“You can expect to see speed cameras and police bikes in addition to local police resources.  The main focus of the police operation will be speed, driver fatigue and drink and drug driving.”