Note of caution after woman tricked by fake fifties
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.