A REMINDER to the community to lock your houses and vehicles.
Unfortunately we had two burglaries over the last two weeks.
Offenders were spotted in a rear yard and ran from one premises.
It appears to be a teenager aged 15-16 years of age with a thin moustache and of slim build.
Please report any suspicious activities or movement to Moora Police or 13 14 44.
We have still had a significant reduction in burglaries and would like to maintain this reduction with help from the community.
Thieves look for opportunities – remove the opportunity and we can reduce the crime.
At the moment we are focusing on illegal substances in the town.
If you see anything or anyone whom you suspect is in possession of illegal substances either call the Moora Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Your name can remain anonymous.
A traffic accident which occurred on the Great Northern Highway was incorrectly reported in the Advocate’s Cop’s Corner on June 21.
The motorist involved in the second accident while police were in attendance did heed flashing emergency lights and approached the scene of the accident with caution.
Unfortunately because of the dark conditions of the night and that the police had not had time to clear the road and put up warning signs, the oncoming car did hit the vehicle that had come off the trailer.
No one was hurt and the driver of the oncoming vehicle was not speeding.
Beware of “voucher prize” scam text messages.
Do not respond to text messages which claim you have won a voucher, when in fact you are entering into an expensive mobile premium SMS service.
You may receive a text message from an unknown number congratulating you on winning a voucher from a competition you supposedly entered.
This scam uses (without authority) brand names and logos of well-known companies and products in order to make the prize look legitimate.
The voucher is for a high dollar value, which makes it especially attractive.
You will be provided with a code to enter into a website to claim your voucher.
Once the code is entered the website link will redirect you to another website confirming your win.
On the second website you will be requested to enter your mobile number.
It has been reported that if you enter your number you may be subscribed to a mobile premium service (MPS).
MPS can be activated by typing your mobile phone number into a website resulting in you receiving an expensive phone bill you didn’t expect.
Similar scams are perpetrated via email with links to online scam surveys.