A netball club in a small South Australian town has lost $150,000 after a sophisticated scam led to money in the club’s account being paid into a false account.
- The Tailem Bend Netball Club has lost $150,000 in an online scam
- Scammers hacked the club’s email and sent invoices to the club with incorrect accounts
- The club is now trying to fundraise to cover its losses
The Tailem Bend Netball Club, just over an hour from Adelaide, is run by volunteers and it took just one weekend for years of hard work and fundraising to be wiped away.
Club president Denise Edwards said small clubs had to fundraise for years to afford court resurfacing projects like the one they had just undertaken.
Having received a state government grant for some of the work, the club had been keeping members updated via social media.
“We were all told that with any grants, they (the government) like to see progress updates so they can see that that money has…