Shire of Augusta Margaret River Libraries

Scams Awareness Week 21-25 May

Australians are urged to be on the lookout for threat-based impersonation scams by taking a moment to Stop and check: is this for real?

In these scams, scammers pretend to be from a government agency or well-known company. Their aim is to scare you into parting with your money or personal information and if you don’t, they threaten you with fines, disconnecting your internet, taking you to court, arrest or even deportation.

If you’re contacted unexpectedly and threatened by someone who says they’re from a government agency or trusted business, always consider the possibility that it may be a scam – then stop and check if it’s for real.

For more tips and information about these scams, where to get help or to report a scam, visit the Scamwatch website

Note that if you are on the Australian Government ‘Do Not Call’ register, this will not deter scammers from calling you – their aim is to rob you, so they won’t be respecting your registered wish to not be called.

To discover more resources that can help you to keep your family safe online, click here to go to our Online Resources page, and then click on the eSmart logo.

Win tickets to the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

To go in the draw to WIN a ticket to the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival, just visit the Augusta or Margaret River Library, fill in an entry form and place your competition entry in the box provided. Winners will be drawn on 28th May.

The Margaret River Library is proud to be a venue partner with the following FREE events

Friday 1 June, 11am – 12pm. Join author Shokoofeh Azar as she shares her experiences of using magical realism to reignite culture and add layers of meaning to her stories.

 

Saturday 2 June, 10am – 11am. “You got to be in it to win it!” Come along to meet the winners of the Margaret River Press Short Story Competition and the South West Shorts Competition.

FREE events, bookings essential at www.mrrwfestival.com or visit the Arts Margaret River Office

 

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Margaret River Library

Fearn Avenue, Margaret River WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9780 5600
Email: amrlibrary@amrshire.wa.gov.au