Meeting of Queensland chairs
Sarah Davies was delighted to attend a meeting in early September of the chairs of a number of credit unions in Queensland and northern New South Wales. These quarterly meetings are a great way for the Maleny Credit Union to keep in touch with what is happening with other credit unions.
The meeting heard from the CEO of the Customer Owned Banking Association, who reported that their fraud squad and the Federal Police had noted a high number of scam calls on the Sunshine Coast in recent times. Members should take care to protect themselves and heed the advice of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, which is as follows: If you receive a phone call or email out of the blue requesting your personal or banking information, hang up or delete the email and block the sender. Never send money or give your financial details to someone you don’t trust or know. If the caller or sender claims to be from a government agency or financial institution, then remember that government departments and financial institutions would never ask you for your personal details via cold calls, email or text message. If you’ve provided your bank account or credit card details to a scammer, then contact your bank or financial institution immediately.