BE sceptical and be careful.
That was the message from one of Parade's readers who rang this week to warn that there is yet another heartless phone scam going around.
The reader said the scam call begins with a recorded message, purportedly from the NBN, saying there are phone problems in the area.
The recorded message invites the person receiving the call to press one if they want to safeguard their home phone.
If the person receiving the call does press one, they are then connected to someone who tries to gain information from the person who received the call.
Parade's reader wants locals to be aware that the scammers appear to be targeting Bathurst at the moment.
The Scamwatch website, www.scamwatch.gov.au/, is a good place to start for those who have received a suspicious phone call.
IN NEWS AROUND BATHURST:
An evening with pair of bush poets
PARADE was interested to see the Dead Men Talking show is coming back to the region.
Parade made the drive over to Millthorpe on a freezing night in 2015 to see Max Cullen and Warren Fahey take the stage as Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson and discuss drinking, writing and the Australian character.
One of Parade's clearest memories of the evening is how excited he was to see that tea and coffee was available at the venue - which is not an indication of a forgettable performance, but a reflection of how cold it was on the Central Tablelands that night.
Cullen and Fahey will be in Oberon next Friday, June 21 to present the show at 6.30pm at the Robert Hooper Community Centre.
Tickets are $35 (which includes a supper of soup, damper and cake) and are available from Oberon Library (cash only).
As an aside, Parade was in the northern Victorian town of Corryong recently, which is Man From Snowy River country.
Tourists like Parade can press a button outside the visitor information centre and listen to a recitation of Paterson's famous, action-packed poem.