More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoIt’s easy to avoid being scammed according to GlobalX CEO Peter Maloney.But he said there was one very simple thing buyers could do to avoid being caught – make a phone call.Any email asking for funds to be transferred should be verified with a phone call before any money was released.“Pick up the phone and ask them,’’ he said.“It really is that simple’’. WHICH CAPITAL CITY IS BEST FOR UNITS Australian Institute of Conveyancers President Shane Jacob echoed the call for all involved in the property purchase process to be diligent.“It is vital that buyers and conveyancers become more informed. If you receive an email that you think is suspicious, buyers should be calling their conveyancer to confirm it is legitimate,” Mr Jacob said.“Scammers are getting smarter, so property buyers and their legal representation need to be aware in order to protect themselves.” Do one simple thing to avoid losing thousands when you buy property.MILLIONS of dollars have been lost to scammers intercepting property transactions already this year, but there is something you can do to protect yourself.Conveyancing technology experts GlobalX has revealed that many who operate within the industry are unaware that scammers are successfully ripping off buyers already in Australia.CEO Peter Maloney said millions had been lost in transactions.The common rort involves scammers hacking conveyancers’ client lists, impersonating them and emailing their clients to advise them the property trust account details had changed so clients would transfer property purchase funds into a fraudulent account.Mr Maloney said he was aware of instances of money being stolen this way in both South Australia and Western Australia where eight buyers were targeted and lost millions.Mr Maloney said if you were paying a $200,000 deposit to buy and house and put it into a scammers account unknowingly it could be almost impossible to trace and retrieve it.He said the buyer was not the only one affected as transactions could then fall through and the seller would have to market their home again.
MAN OF THE MATCH SEAMUS COLEMANIRELAND defender Seamus Coleman was very disappointed following his Ireland’s 1-0 friendly defeat to Greece at the Aviva.The Killybegs man insisted Ireland should have won the game, and expressed his frustration at having a strong penalty claim turned down when Konstantinos Stafylidis appeared to handle in the area.“I thought we played very well, I thought we deserved to win the game. We passed the ball very well at times and we’re just disappointed to get nothing from it,” said the Everton player. “I thought we definitely had a penalty claim in the first minute of the game. I thought it was a stonewall penalty but I thought we played all right. Just disappointed to get nothing from it.”Jose Holebas 29th minute goal condemned Giovanni Trapattoni’s side to defeat in what was their final fixture of 2012.Coleman said Ireland can be pleased with the past year, despite the results.“We qualified for a European Championship for the first time in 25 years,” he said, “we can move on from here and remain positive.” Captain John O’Shea praised Coleman’s performance and also felt Ireland deserved a victory.The Sunderland defender said: “It’s a step forward but we’re obviously disappointed. For the goal I should have done better, I let him come off just too easy but I think we should have been a couple of goals up by then.“We had the penalty shout early on and the way we started the game we probably deserved to be ahead but credit to Greece.“They haven’t been beaten in a few games and they’ve put in a determined, defensive performance.“In the second half we probably could have done things a little better quicker and better in the final third to create more clear cut chances but we had the confidence to knock it about and anytime we got Seamus on the ball down the flanks, we looked very dangerous.” MAN OF THE MATCH COLEMAN: ‘WE DESERVED TO BEAT GREECE’ was last modified: November 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MAN OF THE MATCH COLEMAN: ‘WE DESERVED TO BEAT GREECE’
Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has accused the Environment Minister Phil Hogan of refusing to be straight with septic tank owners.The Donegal Senator was speaking after Minister Hogan refused his appeal for an extension to the registration deadline until after the new inspection standards are published.Senator Ó Domhnaill again appealed to Minister Hogan in the Seanad today to publish the new septic tank inspection standards before forcing homeowners to register their tanks. The Minister refused and is pressing ahead with the registration deadline of February 1st. “Once again the Minister has refused to consider the concerns of septic tank owners who remain in the dark about what the new septic tank legislation will mean for them,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill.“His refusal to publish the National Inspection Plan before forcing people to register demonstrates a total disregard for the concerns of septic tank owners. In my view, septic tank owners are entitled to the full facts before they are forced to register.“The Minister has left people with no choice but to adhere to the February 1st deadline if they wish to avail of the grant aid available. It is regrettable that they are being made do this while so much confusion remains about the standards that will apply and what this will all mean for them.” O DOMHNAILL ACCUSES HOGAN OF REFUSING TO BE STRAIGHT WITH SEPTIC TANK OWNERS was last modified: January 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brian Ó DomhnaillPhil Hoganseptic tanks