We are excited to inform you as part of the Festival of Ageing Better Middlesbrough we are organising another Digital Inclusion event on Wednesday 20th October from 12pm – 3pm in The Crypt at Middlesbrough Town Hall, There is no charge for attending and free refreshments will be provided. Different organisations will be showcasing the latest assistive technology, online resources, and face-to-face support that’s on offer in our local area
Thank you to
Jeanette Crosby of the Hope Foundation for keeping me informed about online activites
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
Subject: LFT Kits
For anyone to use
Just to advise that free Lateral flow test kits are available for home testing at the following sites. These are easy to use (7 in a pack) just follow the instructions.
Livewell centre Dundas arcade
Middlesbrough Sports Village
North Ormesby Community hub
Newport Community hub y via the link below
Health Development Officer
Public Health South Tees service
The Live Well Centre
Dundas Shopping Centre
( 01642 728274
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.