HILLS ARCHERS was made aware of fraudulent transactions of payments to us on Wednesday, 20 September.
The activity continued throughout the day - the banks, Scamwatch, our online transaction provider and the payment gateway provider have been advised.
We received notification of nearly 520 transactions at $100 each. All transactions contain bogus information; name, date of birth, contact details, so there is no way to find out who has been affected.
Apparently, those responsible use some sort of random number generator of credit card details, and while there have been a lot of failures, there have been several positive "hits".
We actually do not receive any monies, until the payment gateway provider "settles" the accounts with the organisations they deal with, the following week. Monies are placed into a holding/trust account. (Needless to say we won't be receiving any of those monies.)
We appreciate the potential trauma and inconveneince involved and, rest assured, we are advised work in the "back end" to prevent any recurrence is ongoing (we are not the only organisation affected).
(For the time being, the purchase of Gift Vouchers online via this site is not available, and will have to be transacted via an email to the Club and probably a bank transfer (EFT).)
Please be aware that we have been instructed not to respond to phone calls and emails from "unknown/dubious sources".
HILLS ARCHERS acknowledges the Kaurna & Peramangk people as the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which the Club operates, and pays its respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
HILLS ARCHERS recognises the outstanding contributions First Nations people make to society and sport in Australia, and celebrates the power of sport to promote reconciliation and reduce inequality.
HILLS ARCHERS, established on 10 September, 2013 (& incorporated in January, 2014), is located at Lenswood Memorial Oval in Yurrebilla (the Greater Mount Lofty Parklands) above Adelaide.
We are a target archery Club, and we encourage our members to participate in all facets of social and competitive archery. We love archery and you too can enjoy this fabulous sport!
The Lenswood area enjoys a temperate climate, meaning that shooting can be just about all year around..... yes, we may get some rain, but arrangements have been made for it to fall on days other than shooting days and, not in the morning. (Well, maybe every now and then.)
The Club is open on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. Our Club calendar indicates if the Club grounds are not available due to other events.
We pride ourselves on being family-friendly and welcoming to all. Our philosophy is that we are about focus, fun and enjoyment, first and foremost.
We invite you to visit us and enjoy the unique "HILLS" experience!
We are looking to increase the number of targets to better cater to our local community. You can now donate through the Australian Sports Foundation..... (all donations are tax deductible)
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Click here for dates of future beginners' courses. (Other dates are possible, but only by prior arrangement)07/10/2023 7-14 October: 2023 Australian Masters Games
If the Fire Danger Rating for a shooting day is listed as EXTREME or CATASTROPHIC, the Club's activities for that day are cancelled. (Coaching course sessions affected will be re-scheduled and participants notified.)
Please check the CFS website for current (and the next day's) fire ban information.