Shepparton woman warns of phone call scam.January 8, 2014 4:04am
A Shepparton woman is warning of a scammer making phone calls promising cash.
Barbara Collins phoned The Newsyesterday after receiving a phone call from a man claiming he was from a Federal Government department.
‘‘He said he was from an Australian federal department and there was money due to me of over $5000,’’ Ms Collins said.
‘‘He said he was phoning from Brazil, but once I started to ask him questions I was getting a load of rubbish and then he hung up on me.’’
She urged anyone who received a phone call from anyone saying they were owed money to be wary.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website www.scamwatch.gov.auconfirmed the phone call was a scam.
It said people who received a phone call out of the blue claiming they were entitled to a refund or money should hang up immediately.
Two men charged over the armed robbery of a Shepparton service station have been remanded in custody until next week.
The 2014 Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival has been hailed a huge success by organisers and participants alike.
The fifth annual King Billy Retreat Open Garden Party will be held at Rushworth on Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Echuca College students Calum Pearson, Luke Judd, Kiriana Epararma, Harriet Nilon, Kyle Melhuish and Stephanie Chong are heading to China.
A former Rochester resident is helping women with their confidence and their horses.
Accusations of bullying, disrespect and dangerous conduct.
And the school's best all-rounder for this year.
Finley's Mark Whiley has been traded from the GWS Giants to Carlton - the club he has supported all his life.
District residents are being invited to enjoy Oktooberfest celebrations at Tooborac Hotel and Brewery.
Momentum builds for the greatest show in Cobram, with young and old expected to lap up family attractions in sunny conditions.
Water users have welcomed the governments' announcement of a $350 million package for new irrigation efficiency programs in NSW, but say water availability is in need of improvement.
Farmers and anyone interested in big boys’ toys will be fascinated to check out an unmanned helicopter in action at an Ardmona orchard.
Judge comments, If I were single, I'd marry this steak!
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.