THE Tailem Bend Netball Club has been the victim of a sophisticated scam, robbing the club of more than $150,000.
The club had recently completed an upgrade to its Granites Road facility which including removing the old damaged concrete playing surface, replacing it with a new surface and adding a fourth court.
The club was set to pay a contractor for work before foul play resulted in $153,780 being intercepted from the club.
South Australia Police confirmed they were investigating after a sophisticated ‘false billing’ scam targeted a Murraylands earlier this month.
“On Thursday April 1, the victim organisation had a large upgrade project carried out by a legitimate company,” a police statement read.
“Once the upgrade works were complete, the victim received a legitimate invoice from the company who carried out the work.
“However, between the period of receiving the invoice, and paying the invoice, the victim company received another email from a scammer…