Sunday Territorian 7 Mar 2021
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SUNDAY MARCH 7 2021 NEWS 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Super funds alert over scam callers SUPER fund members are being warned about cold-callers enticing them to switch funds, pay unnecessary fees or simply scamming them. Multiple superannuation funds have issued alerts after members received unsolicited requests to transfer their super to a new fund, often costing them thousands of dollars. Some of these rogues charge $4000 to $5000 to do a super transfer, First Super CEO Bill Watson said, even though people can do it themselves online or through their own fund for free. Mercy Super has warned its members about high-pressure sales techniques from coldcallers while Statewide Super reported a member lost $3000 through an unsolicited phone call and almost had their life insurance cancelled. It follows a 323 per cent jump in reported superannuation scams last year as fraudsters targeted the federal governments COVID early release scheme. Members lost money through identity theft, cold-calling, texts and fake links to the MyGov website. Not game for Tokyo A POLL has found fewer than one in three Australians think the Tokyo Olympics should go ahead this year, while nearly 40 per cent are against the country sending a team if they do. The nationwide survey by pollster JWS Research found a clear majority of Australians think the Games should be cancelled, with only 30 per cent in favour of them being held. Support for sending an Australian team was evenly split, with 37 per cent in favour of competing and 38 per cent in favour of staying home. Pool mishap man critical A MAN is fighting for life after he was pulled from the water while swimming at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre on Saturday. Paramedics treated the man after the post-immersion incident at the pool off Marine Parade and Nind Street at Southport about 10.45am, a Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said. The man was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in a critical condition. The centre has been contacted for comment. Terror in the bush VICTORIA Police is on alert for terror attacks outside of metropolitan Melbourne and will roll out training for its country officers following a successful pilot program. While police focus in recent years has been on fortifying Melbournes CBD against terror attacks, the forces top cop in charge of public safety and security has warned more consideration needed to be given to country Victoria. Country police officers are having specialist counter terrorism training in Victoria. Horror on Alice roads A 57-year-old man has died while riding his bicycle in one of three crashes on roads around Alice Springs on Saturday. The man was at an Alice Springs Cycling Club event when he was hit by a motorist who allegedly returned a positive reading to drugs. The cyclist was hit about 8.20am on Darken Drive, Simpsons Gap, by a Ford Falcon sedan. The 30-year-old driver, a resident of Alice Springs, remained at the scene and was taken into custody. Assistant Commissioner, Regional and Remote Operations director Narelle Beer said Alice Springs had lost an active member of the community. The 57-year-old man is somebodys son, somebodys husband and somebodys father, a loved member of the Alice Springs community, and of the cycling community within Alice Springs, she said. Police had noticed an increase in motorists driving under the influence, she said. Drinking and driving on our road has been increasing and road-related harm as a result of drink-driving has increased and continues to increase, she said. Road users need to go home safely to their family and their loved ones, every day and every night. In a statement on Facebook, the Alice Springs Cycling Club broke the sad news to the cycling community and offered support to those affected. Police are asking anyone who saw a blue Ford Falcon with South Australian plates around the Simpsons Gap area on Saturday morning to contact them. The tragic death comes as police were called to three crashes in the span of five hours on Saturday. At 5.30am, cops were called to a single-vehicle rollover 25km from Alice Springs on the Stuart Highway. The driver escaped injury after the RAV4 rolled three times. Police are investigating. Then at 10.40am, cops were called to another singlevehicle rollover on Larapinta Drive involving a Holden 4WD (pictured). A man, believed to be the driver, was treated by paramedics at the scene. JUDITH AISTHORPE AND JASMINE BURKE Police attend one of the crashes around Alice Springs on Saturday. 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