Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi

'Doing Good Work with Families'

Hello from Waltja’s Money Management Workers

We would like to say thank you to all the communities we visited Titjikala, Yuendumu, Mt Liebig, Wilora, Nyirripi, Yuelamu and Laramba. Everyone looked after us and made us feel welcomed. We were able to help a lot of people with their money worries. Some of the problems we notice which some people are facing on remote communities are scams and people stealing money.

Waltja Money Management is here to help !

If you or someone you know is having problems with their money going missing, please let Waltja Money Management know. We could help you find out where it’s gone. Sometimes people pretend to sell you something and they get your details like bank account numbers and they take your money but don’t give you the thing you asked/wanted to buy. (They are call scammers)

Sometimes family and friends try to steal money by finding out what your internet or phone banking details are or even stealing you key card or one time you might of gave them your key card and PIN for them to go shop and buy a something then one day they might steal your key card. This is both very illegal.

These are the steps to follow if this happens to you !

Tell someone you trust, Council staff, Clinic staff, art centre, childcare and they will help refer you to Waltja money management or any other money management organisations in your community. If you don’t know of any money management services in your community call Waltja and we can help find you the right money management mob in your community.

Money management workers can help with how much money has gone, help with checking your bank statements, calling Centrelink to check your payments they might have been cancelled. Check your centrepay for your bills might not have been cancelled. Print out all documents showing the date, time and location money was taken.

Go to the bank and let them know straight away cancel your key card if that was stolen, change your Internet and phone-banking password. And remember keep it a secret! Take it to any money management organisations or to the police to investigate. If money has been taken out using a key card and ATM the police can find out the time, date and place where they took the money from, and most ATMs have cameras in that area. You might be able to identify whom it is and they will get in big trouble.