Eastern Courier : December 1st 2010
7 EASTERN COURIER, DECEMBER 1, 2010 NEWS We recommend: Lease cars welcome Firestone Howick 115 Vincent Street. Phone 537 3865 ySt Ridge Rd Super hot pricing Offer available on cash, EFTPOS and credit card sales only and can on with any other offer. details. Available at Firestone Howick and Otah Supercats Dayton DT30 175/70R13 $99 175/65R14 $105 185/60R14 $107 205/65R15 $12 5 235/45R17 $14 5 215/60R16 $12 9 205/55R16 $12 5 205/50R16 $12 5 215/45R17 $13 5 Find us here V V Viin nc ce en ntt SSt Rodney We ellin ngto on St Picton Stt Moore St Elliott St UnonRd nio nnot be used in conjunctio huhu only. 3296348AJ FACTORY SALE LET US MAKE YOUR XMAS THE CHEAPEST EVER IF YOU WANT TO SAVE $$ THIS YEAR MAKE SURE YOU ATTEND OUR ONCE A YEAR SALE Toiletbags - Mens & Ladies, Casual Bags, Purses, Childrens -- Girls & Boys, Sports Bags, Hair Accessories, Nappy Bags, Gift Packs, and much, much more. CRAZY PRICES!! End of Lines and Samples SALE DATES Friday 3rd December 8.30am - 4pm Saturday 4th December 8.30am - 4pm Sunday 5th December 10.00am - 2pm 4/70 Forge Road, Silverdale Cash, Cheques and EFTPOS 4 2 31 3 Never give details over the telephone Near miss: Margaret Brady is pleased she asked questions before handing over any money. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK By NICOLA WILLIAMS If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Maraetai resident Margaret Brady wants others to be aware of a phone scam after receiv- ing a call from a com- pany claiming to have a refund for her. Mrs Brady was told the money was from interest her bank had failed to pay. After deposit details are sent, the scammers call back to advise that they need a processing fee to finalise the deposit. I told my eldest boy, he looked it up on the internet and found others had laid com- plaints about it,'' she says. I was quite cross but I think my children were more annoyed.'' Mrs Brady is relieved she didn't hand over any money but wants to pre- vent others from doing so.Son Matt Brady says it was upsetting that his mother was targeted with repeated calls. Luckily we managed to stop the process after I researched it online and found that the company name was most com- monly associated with the word scammer'. Mr Brady says poten- tial victims are invited to call back to ask for the caller's supervisor and verify their legitimacy. Caller identification shows an Auckland num- ber but it is a Skype number which could be directed anywhere in the world. A reference number for the refund is offered and the address of the company is provided as an Auckland city address. Howick sergeant Keith Olsen warns people not to be swayed by scam- mers who sound like the real deal. Never give your bank account details to anyone over the telephone, no matter how insistent or legitimate they might appear to be,'' he says.
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