A Big Thank You to Tracy from (Middlesbrough Streets Eats) for the packs which were delivered to Sporting Chance members, I enjoyed taking on the different ideas and projects around things to grow and cook during these restricted times.Sadly this project has now ended.
If you are keen to learn more about the latest Groundwork project see the Man`s Shed Poster
GROUNDWORK NE & CUMBRIA
Straight from the city of London police fraud team - Extremely sophisticated scam, involving ALL banks. You get a message, saying a payment hasn’t been taken, e.g O2, Vodafone, 3, Giff Gaff or EE, and to click here. As soon as you click, your money is gone. It is the most advanced scam the bank has ever seen. Pass this to everybody you know. Thanks Norman for above
Not a joke but a serious e-mail for a change and one that might save your life. Having read it carefully, I reckoned it worthwhile to circulate to others. Let’s hope that the advice it gives will never be needed.
This comes from Dr. Patrick Teefy, Cardiology Head at the
Nuclear Medicine Institute University Hospital, London, Ontario.
I hope everyone can send this on as it is really important for everyone to know!
Examples of common Covid-19 scams: So far the PSNI are already aware of; Pension scams, Free Covid-19 testing, free supermarket vouchers, tax rebate scams, DVLA refunds, fake competitions, investment scams, doorstep scams e.g. Collecting groceries or cleaning services, fake fines for leaving your house, free money from the Government, charity scams, and websites selling fake Personal Protective Equipment. Your bank or the police will NEVER ask you to transfer money or move it to a safe account.
Here are five ways to spot scam emails:
Old ways of tricking people are still being used, so we need to be careful of unknown visitors. If you are concerned with anyone calling to your door or by phone, seek help from an official source such as the PSNI or a registered charity.
You can phone Quick Check on the police nonemergency telephone number 101. The call will be answered personally and promptly by a trained operator, they can check if your caller is really from the organisation they claim.
Criminals are always on the lookout to exploit people of all ages people. Many of us have rational fears regarding Covid-19 and these fears are used by dishonest people to scam us of money. There are lots of ways people might try to take money from us, for those who have an internet account and use emails this is a common way people may try and con us.
If you think you have fallen for a scam, contact your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or via actionfraud.police.uk.
ABM AND MIDDLESBROUGH U3A ZOOM GROUPS
We are offering ABM members an opportunity to try out our Zoom groups once ABM stops running its own Zoom groups at the end of March Our monthly meetings, which include a speaker, also run on Zoom We normally run over 20 face to face groups and since lockdown five of those have decided to continue to run using the Zoom platform We set out below details of these groups and how, if you would like to give them a try, you can get in touch with us
We normally allow potential new members the opportunity to try out our groups by letting them attend several sessions before paying the Membership fee and joining us officially In the present circumstances we have agreed to extend this facility for a longer period whilst we are running on Zoom Once back to face to face meetings return we will return to the usual situation
Groups running on Zoom are:
This group meets to discuss aspects of films and film making on the afternoon of the 1st Monday in the month when we usually choose a film to go and see together the following week (optional)
This film is discussed at our next meeting You are welcome to join us See email address below
The aim of this group is to be creative and to share our art and ideas with others We have a theme each month and printed material is made available for inspiration We are a small friendly group that meets at 2pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month for about 2 hours, with a tea break Any materials you choose to use in the session are fine – our members use anything from watercolours and coloured pencils to digital art – none of us are professionals, we simply create for the joy of creation If anyone would like to join us you would be very welcome See email address below
Every year members of the Group choose an area of Modern History to study This year we are studying 'British History 1965-2000' Previous programmes have included The Great War, The
Victorians and The British Empire Each meeting consists of two presentations by members followed by discussions The Group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 10 am to 12 noon on Zoom
You are welcome to join us as a guest for the Summer Term starting on Tuesday April 13th
JAZZ APPRECIATION GROUP
Our programme covers the main genres of jazz The aim is simple – to learn more about the rich history of jazz and its exponents and to enjoy listening together to some of the vast repertoire of jazz available to us on CDs and internet sites Details of future meetings and when they occur are available from David, the group leader, at the email address below
LOCAL AND SOCIAL HISTORY GROUP
At the present time we are meeting on the lst Tuesday in the month from 10 to about ll.30 on Zoom, with a short comfort break By local we usually mean N Yorkshire and S Durham but do sometimes look further afield
We usually pick a theme each term and individuals present topics around it You don't have to make a presentation but hopefully will join in the discussions The current theme is parks, gardens, museums and leisure facilities generally New members are welcome – please see contact below
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOINING ANY OF THESE GROUPS OR SIMPLY WANT MORE INFORMATION EMAIL US 0N Middbrou3a@gmail.com