Note of cau­tion af­ter woman tricked by fake fifties

McIvor Times - - NEWS -

RES­I­DENTS are be­ing urged to look out for fake $50 notes af­ter a lo­cal was scammed.

A lo­cal woman sold a car­a­van and the pur­chasers paid with what Heath­cote police are de­scrib­ing as a ‘sig­nif­i­cant amount’ of fake notes.

She only dis­cov­ered they were fake when she went to de­posit them.

“We’re urg­ing busi­nesses to be on the look­out for notes which are slightly more pale and miss­ing a wa­ter­mark — there’s also some with ink miss­ing in spots,” Heath­cote Police Se­nior Con­sta­ble Stu­art Probst said.

“We don’t be­lieve they were lo­cals who pur­chased it but ev­ery­one should be on the look­out.”

Snr Con­sta­ble Probst also urged res­i­dents to be wary when sell­ing a ve­hi­cle, trailer or car­a­van.

“It’s your re­spon­si­bil­ity to trans­fer the reg­is­tra­tion via forms to VicRoads, have a copy so even if the buyer doesn’t sub­mit it, you can do it your­self,” he said.

The lo­cal left it up to the pur­chasers to change the reg­is­tra­tion, which they are yet to do af­ter four months.

And with the in­tro­duc­tion of on­line pay­ments, they may never need to change the reg­is­tra­tion name.

THREE peo­ple were se­ri­ously in­jured af­ter a col­li­sion at the in­ter­sec­tion of the McIvor and North­ern Hwys.

A ve­hi­cle trav­el­ling north failed to give way to a south­bound ve­hi­cle and had a head-on col­li­sion at about 7.30pm on Fri­day.

Traf­fic was di­rected around the scene for about an hour and a half.

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