All posts by James Splitgerber

How to protect yourself from identity theft

Australians lost $1.4 billion in 2010-2011 due to personal fraud (ABS survey) which includes credit card fraud, identity theft and scams. The Australian Bureau of Statistics also estimated a total of 1.2 million Australians aged 15 years and over were victim of at least one incident of personal fraud. Another more … Continue Reading ››

How to increase your chances of recovering stolen property

We've previously put up a checklist of the things you can do to make your homes and business places more secure.  However,  sometimes despite our best efforts, we are the victims of theft.  So we thought we'd share some tips from the Victoria Police on what you can do to help recover (or replace) stolen property.

How to keep your bike safe – Parkiteer!

Following on from last week's post about the dramatic rise in bike theft in Melbourne's inner north, many cyclists are probably wondering how to keep your bike safe? Well, there is a great new scheme that may help you prevent your bike from being stolen. Parkiteer is a simple way to … Continue Reading ››

Tools, equipment stolen from Northcote SES

It seems not even the SES is safe from theft.  Northcote SES has had tools & equipment stolen from one of its marked trucks at the Darebin Enterprise Centre in Alphington. Although known as the Northcote SES, they serve all of Darebin, most of Yarra and part of Banyule. The SES is a volunteer organisation. There … Continue Reading ››

Lock up your bikes

If you live in Northcote and use Twitter you may have recently seen a tweet calling for help to locate a stolen bike.  Andrew, a local Northcote resident had his distinctive black Verite carbon frame bicycle stolen from his home during a break-in.  His bike wasn't locked so the theives were able to easily wheel … Continue Reading ››

Council to use grant to install CCTV in Brunswick

Moreland Council have voted to receive a $250,000 grant from the State Government to install CCTV in Brunswick despite 60% of surveyed residents being against it. The Council also voted to contribute a further $250,000 from its own budget to contribute to the cost of installing CCTV, increased street lighting and other … Continue Reading ››