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Schools compete at Polyfest
Schools in the eastern suburbs take to
the stage today for the ASB Polyfest at
the Manukau Sports Bowl.
Selwyn College, St Peter s College,
Diocesan, Tamaki, Baradene, St Cuth-
berts and Sacred Heart are all compet-
ing. There are Maori, Samoan, Tongan
and Cook Island sections and a diver-
sity section for groups representing
other nationalities. The festival runs
until Saturday and entry for spec-
tators is $5. See asbpolyfest.co.nz
Posting cheques not
the safest way to pay
By JAY BOREHAM
NEW ZEALAND POST ADVICE
Spokeswoman Jaimee Burke says New Zealand Post is working
closely with police.
''We encourage people to note the clearance times on the street
posting boxes and to take precautions such as not leaving mail in
boxes overnight or the weekends, or instead lodging their mail in
If people are aware their mail has not reached its intended
destination, they should report it to the New Zealand Post customer
service centre on 0800 501 501, she says.
If the mail contained items such as a cheque they should also report
this to their bank as soon as possible.
Any suspicious activity should be reported directly to police or the
New Zealand Post customer service centre.
If they've got the option of
using a secure method of
payment, ie, internet banking,
automatic payments, please
consider those options.
Detective Senior Sergeant
Cheque-washing fraudsters are
pilfering post boxes and duping
people into laundering the
cheques into cash.
The thieves are washing the
cheques using chemicals to
remove the handwritten ink.
They are then altered and pres-
ented in the Auckland City area,
Detective Sergeant Simon Beal of
the Counties Manukau financial
investigation team says.
Forty post boxes have been
targeted in East Auckland from
Mission Bay to Pakuranga.
Another 15 have been targeted
in South Auckland.
People should consider other
means of payment, Auckland City
Eastern investigations group head
Uraia Vakaruru says.
If they ve got the option of
using a secure method of payment
ie, internet banking, automatic
payments, consider those options.
However if people still need to
write cheques, they need to take
precautions in respect of crossing
the cheque, making it out to the
specific people who they are pay-
ing and then a follow-up in the
next couple of days to make sure
the company they are paying has
And just be a little bit wary in
general about the stuff you do put
in the mail.
Valuables should be sent by
registered post or courier.
If you are paying bills by
cheque, take the envelopes
directly to a PostShop and write
them out in black ink or gel pen
rather than blue ink because they
are harder to change, Mr Beal
Wording on the cheques is
sometimes altered to cash but
fraudsters also convince victims to
put their names on the cheques.
They are approached and given
a sob story or a semi-plausible
story by the offenders who laun-
der the money through these per-
The mules are then easily
identified when the cheque goes
through their account, he says.
Police are warning people to be
wary of anyone who approaches
them asking to bank cheques
through their accounts.
Always make sure it is plaus-
ible and genuine or the police will
be knocking on your door, Mr
Concerns over anything valuable
that has gone missing in the post
should be directed to Detective
Senior Sergeant Uraia Vakaruru on
302 6400 or call Crimestoppers on
0800 555 111.
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