The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has issued a new alert, warning members of the public about scammers using automated phone calls pretending to be from the ATO, as well as other government agencies.
The agency’s warning details how the scammer claims the call recipient’s tax file number has been suspended before asking for personal information and banking details. They then threaten the recipient with arrest if a debt is not paid immediately or that their bank accounts will be closed. They usually demand payment through unusual methods like bitcoin, gift cards and vouchers.
Scammers are using technology to make it look like the calls originate from a legitimate phone number by manipulating the caller identification.
Holden Hill Police Station received a report today where scammers had manipulated the caller ID to show their police station phone number.
The ATO advises that their calls do not show a number on caller ID nor do they use pre-recorded messages.
SAPOL reiterates the ATO warning to hang up and do not provide the information requested if receiving a similar call. Always make independent checks to verify the source of unsolicited calls. Government agencies will never ask for payment to be made using iTunes or similar gift cards.
Police are well aware of these national scams, which unfortunately have been running for some time.
If you aren't sure whether an ATO call is legitimate, hang up and phone them on 1800 008 540 to check. The ATO will never send unsolicited pre-recorded messages to your phone or threaten you with immediate arrest.
For more information about verifying or reporting an ATO scammer please visit: https://www.ato.gov.au/G…/Online-services/Identity-security/
Hodgson suffers suspected ACL tear – NRL.COM
The Raiders have sustained a devastating blow in the first half of their clash against the Storm with inspirational co-captain Josh Hodgson leaving the field with a suspected ACL injury.
The Raiders have suffered a devastating blow in the first half of their 20-14 loss to the Storm with inspirational co-captain Josh Hodgson leaving the field with a suspected ACL injury to his right knee.
Hodgson, who had a reconstruction on his left knee in 2017, hobbled from the field in the 28th minute after rushing up in defence to tackle Cameron Smith his knee buckling in the process.
The game was stopped for several minutes while the Raiders lost Bailey Simonsson to the sin-bin for a professional foul in the same play.
Melbourne scored immediately after Hodgson’s departure to lead 12-6 before half-time.
Raiders hooker Josh Hodgson.©Gregg Porteous/NRL.com
The Raiders hooker was later pictured on the Fox Sports broadcast sucking on the green whistle in Canberra’s dressing room.
He is expected to be sent for scans on Sunday.
Compounding the woes for Canberra they also lost winger Bailey Simonsson to a shoulder injury in the second half.
The Raiders’ depth will be sorely tested in coming weeks as they are also without Sia Soliola (facial fracture) until the finals and Emre Guler (ankle) for at least another six weeks.
Firebrand foward Corey Horsburgh is out with a foot injury and Englishman John Bateman is nursing a long-term shoulder injury.
Scientists Have Found the Source for Cosmic Carbon, One of the Main Building Blocks of Life – Interesting Engineering
White dwarfs or supernovae? New research provides insight into which type of star death contributed the carbon of our Universe.
Stars, like our Sun, not only provided a crucial environment for life during their lifetimes, it turns out they also provide the main building blocks of life during their death. Approximately 90% of all stars end their lives as white dwarfs while the rest explode as supernovae.
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As they collapse, these stars spread their ashes into the surrounding space through stellar winds enriched with chemical elements, including carbon, an element crucial to all life in the Milky Way and other galaxies.
For a long time now, scientists have known that every carbon atom in the universe was created by stars, through the fusion of three helium nuclei. What they were unsure of is whether this carbon came from white dwarfs or supernovae.
Now, an international team of astronomers that analyzed white dwarfs in open star clusters in the Milky Way based on astronomical observations concluded in a study conducted in 2018 at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii that white dwarfs are responsible for carbon.
The researchers achieved this by studying the relationship between the initial masses of stars and their final masses as white dwarfs, a relationship known as the initial-final mass relation.
“From the analysis of the observed Keck spectra, it was possible to measure the masses of the white dwarfs. Using the theory of stellar evolution, we were able to trace back to the progenitor stars and derive their masses at birth,” said co-author of the new study Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UC Santa Cruz.
What they found was that the masses of the newly discovered white dwarfs in old open clusters were notably larger than expected. “Our study interprets this peculiarity in the initial-final mass relationship as the signature of the synthesis of carbon made by low-mass stars in the Milky Way,” said lead author Paola Marigo at the University of Padua in Italy.
The researchers then further found that stars bigger than 2 solar masses also contributed to the galactic enrichment of carbon, while stars of less than 1.5 solar masses did not.
“Now we know that the carbon came from stars with a birth mass of not less than roughly 1.5 solar masses,” concluded Marigo. The study is published in the journal Nature Astronomy.
Police are trying to locate Simeon SMITH aged 54 years due to concerns for his w…
Police are trying to locate Simeon SMITH aged 54 years due to concerns for his welfare. SMITH was last seen at approximately 3pm in the Karragullen area, he is driving a gold coloured Holden Colorado registration 1DKP730.
SMITH was last seen wearing a red, white and blue hooded top with a light blue tee shirt underneath and blue Jeans, he is over 6ft tall of medium build with brown eyes, and greying hair.
If sighted please call 131444 quoting CAD567485
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