Community backs internet scam victim
THE pain felt by a Maclean teenager who lost her entire savings on a car scam has been eased slightly thanks to the generosity of two little girls and their mum.
The Daily Examiner brought you the story of Ellyse O'Sullivan who lost nearly $5000 through an internet car scam.
Two days later, sisters Katelyn, 4, and Jemma Becker, 8, offered Ellyse their pocket money.
Yesterday, Ellyse got to meet Jemma and Katelyn, while their mum, Tracey, arranged to open an account for public donations to help Ellyse back on her feet.
“I'm hoping the public will get behind this and donate. Ellyse did everyone a favour by letting people know the internet is not safe,” Tracey Becker said.
Greater Building Society Grafton manager Kim Campbell said people could simply come in and donate to the fund. No account number was needed.
Ms Campbell said she and her second-in-charge Sharron Todd felt so bad for Ellyse they have both made personal donations.
“I think it was admirable of Ellyse to stand up and warn others about this,” she said.
Ellyse said the community's concern was very touching and was particularly touched by the kindness of her young new friends, Katelyn and Jemma.