... working for a safer Toodyay
Above: Stirling Terrace/Charcoal Lane shopping precincts (Photo with compliments of Road Traffic Services/Shire of Toodyay - for images of Piesse Street and the Cola Cafe
visit Toodyay RoadWise Committee).
SaferToodyay is the Toodyay community's link to local, state and federal agencies dealing with matters of safety and crime prevention.
SaferToodyay provides a community forum and action platform for planning, implementing, and managing safety and crime prevention initiatives.
One of its first priorities was to develop and maintain the Community Safety & Crime Prevention Plan. This is regularly
Association members include representatives from the Shire of Toodyay, the Toodyay Police, the Toodyay District High School, Holyoake, the Toodyay Bendigo Community Bank and St John Ambulance.
The Toodyay RoadWise initiative is a subcommittee of SaferToodyay.
Visit the Toodyay RoadWise link to get the latest update on Toodyay Road
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REMOTE ACCESS SCAMS
Scammers purporting to be from ACSC are calling Australians and attempting to trick them into installing malicious software on personal devices.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre warns some Australians are receiving phone calls from scammers purporting to be ACSC employees and claiming the receiving person’s computer has been
These malicious callers are known as ‘remote access scammers’ and they request individuals to download ‘TeamViewer’ or ‘AnyDesk’ onto their device to help resolve the malware issue.
The scammer then attempts to persuade recipients to take actions, such as enter a URL into a browser and access online banking service, which then compromises their computer to reveal banking
information, enabling them access to transfer funds.
Some recipients of these calls have reported to ACSC that the scammers may have spoofed legitimate caller ID numbers, to make their unsolicited calls appear more authentic.
Protect yourself from remote access scams
NEVER provide your personal and financial details or give a stranger remote access to your device or computer – simply hang up.
Australian Government agencies will never contact individuals asking for remote access to use computers or request funds to be transferred for an investigation.
If you receive a suspicious phone call, we recommend you hang up and report the incident to Scamwatch and the affected government agency.
To report a cybercrime or cyber security incident through ReportCyber, see www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/report. Go to staysmartonline for
Read the latest ACSC COVID-19 Threat Report
Since the pandemic outbreak, the Government’s Scamwatch has received over 3,060 coronavirus themed scam reports with over $1,371,000 in reported losses.
Find out how the Australian Government Health Department is responding to and monitoring the Covid-19 Pandemic. Visit
their site to find the latest advice.
PROTECT YOURSELF ONLINE
It's TAX TIME, and the ATO are receiving increased reports of myGov related SMS and email scams.
These are unsolicited messages and contain scams that are made to look authentic and - to make it easier for you - they have links imbedded in the message for you to click
on to verify your details. DON'T CLICK ON ANY LINK in an unsolicited message (or a message for a service you have not asked for). The only one it makes it easier for is the
Stay Smart Online provides simple, easy to understand advice on how to protect yourself online, as well as up-to-date information on the latest online threats and how to
Go to staysmartonline to find out more.
You can register for 'Alerts' from the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) here
REPORT ROAD SIGN ISSUES
If you see any issues with road signs (blown over, facing wrong way, etc.) they need to be reported. For local roads report the issue to the Shire; for Main
Roads telephone 138 138 immediately. Your report may save a life!
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS
Research has shown that daytime running lights can reduce multiple vehicle daytime crashes by up to 11%. Many cars - particularly dark coloured ones - can merge with the
landscape, particularly in rural areas. Consider you and passenger's safety and light up!
Alerts updated 12th November 2020
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