Parade | Helping you spot a scammer

DETAIL: This rooftop scene is part of a miniature diorama from the Evans Art Council's Craft & Photographic Exhibition this weekend.
DETAIL: This rooftop scene is part of a miniature diorama from the Evans Art Council's Craft & Photographic Exhibition this weekend.

THERE has been plenty of talk in the media lately about scams that seem to be constantly doing the rounds.

It seems we don’t have a week go by without hearing another warning about unscrupulous types who are trying to rip us off.

The whole thing can quickly become overwhelming, particularly for older residents who may not be as comfortable communicating in an online world.

With that in mind, Bathurst Regional Council and Legal Aid have teamed together to present a Cyber Safety for Older People session in Bathurst this week.

The session will cover online scams, how to identify them, how to protect yourself online and how to report the scams to authorities.

This is an important talk for older residents who learning about the internet and technology.

The session will be at the Bathurst Library from 10.30am on Thursday.

For more information and bookings, phone Bathurst Library on 6333 6281.

Feel the burn to help the hospital

BATHURST Base Hospital will be one of the winners when hundreds of runners take part in the gut-busting Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn later this month.

The fundraising fun run was created by former Wallabies skipper Phil Kearns 17 years ago and has raised more than $28 million to date.

Proceeds raised through the fun run have helped by medical equipment for hospitals across Australia.

Funds from this year’s Balmoral Burn will help pay for much-needed life-saving medical equipment at the hospital including an AIRVO2 humidifier valued at $2750 and a video laryngoscope blade set and monitor valued at $38,350.

Both pieces of equipment are earmarked for Bathurst Base Hospital’s emergency department.

The paediatric unit is also set to benefit through the purchase of a Connex vital signs monitor valued at $6200.

This year’s Balmoral Burn is on Sunday, May 28.

Local runners interested in taking part in the 420 metre Hill of Hurt can still register at www.humpty.com.au.