Council rolls out eNotices

Eurobodalla Council are rolling out their new eNotices rate payment system. A link to start ratepayers off is now being emailed to those who had previously registered for electronic rates notices delivery. A separate eNotices email introducing a unique link to the system is arriving at the same time as the latest emailed rates notice. The email with the link to eNotices has Subject: Start Using eNotices and is From: Eurobodalla Shire Council []

If you have any suspicions that the email you receive is a Phishing email and not from Council then apply standard caution and contact Council on 44741000. To the cautious an email asking you to click on a link is intimidating - especially if you click on that link to be confronted with a screen that doesn't want your old password but a NEW Password and then, on entry, asks other questions. Those considering whether they want e-notices at all are concerned of the fact that if you miss an electronic rates notice in your vast email inbox because you have chosen to only receive them electronically you could easily risk being fined for missing a payment due to a lost email. To these folks the old fashioned way of a rates notice received in the mail and stuck on the fridge suits best. The general coffee-circle discussion is that Council saves money on printing and postage however, on receipt of an emailed rates notice the ratepayer then needs to print it out (at their expense) so as not to forget and as the notice is coloured, incur the additional cost of colour printing as well. The Process: Those who are already registered for Council's e-notices might like to look for an email from Council in their inboxes (or Spam box if you ever marked Council emails as spam). After clicking on the link provided in the Subject: Start Using eNotices email ratepayers will be prompted to enter in a few details to set up. The online access is designed and provided for ratepayers convenience however notices will continue to be sent by email. As yet there is no formal Media Release from Council nor any explanatory email or letter written to ratepayers advising of the e-Notices which is unfortunate. With the increase in spams and internet scams there is an understandable disquiet and distrust of unsolicited emails and with one of the oldest demographics in NSW it would be obvious that e-Anything is often more complex and intimidating than the techno-geeks might imagine.

#latest #Opinion

COMMENTS : You can use a pen name or better yet use your real name, you must provide a valid email address (that does not get published) and your comment will be moderated prior to approval (or rejection if that is the determination of the moderator). Refer to our Terms and Conditions if you have any questions) 

Please note that from time to time comments are archived. If you are looking for a previous comment no longer visible please contact us. Last Archived 7th July 2019