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Telephone messages from Windows.

Earlier this year telephone calls were received purporting to be coming from Windows advising that the computer of the person called was putting out messages that were affecting a large number of other computers. It was requested that the person receiving these calls be talked through putting a programme on their computer to remedy the fault. Persons had agreed and an extortionate amount of money was demanded for this service. This was a scam and computers had to be taken to a computer shop to have the computers repaired.

The calls originated from Liverpool and Cairo in Egypt and could be made from all over the world and with today´s technology appear to have come from a telephone number anywhere else in the world. The British Police in the Liverpool area were aware of this but could only advise people to ignore this scam.

I have recently received again one of these calls. It was made by a man with an Asian accent who said that he was calling from Windows and was in America. My phone showed “Number Privado”.


Do not give these any information …just put the phone down

Little computer tip in case you did not know The difference between http and https… the little thing that means a lot.

The main difference between http:/// and https://. . . . It’s all about security – HTTP stands for Hyper Text Transport Protocol.

The S (big surprise) stands for "Secure". If you visit a website or webpage, and look at the address in the web browser, it will likely begin with the following: http://. This means that the website is talking to your browser using the regular ‘unsecure’ language. In other words, it is possible for someone to "eavesdrop" on your computer’s conversation with the website. If you fill out a form on the website, someone might see the information you send to that site.

This is why you never ever enter your credit card number in a http website!

But if the web address begins with https:// that basically means your computer is talking to the website in a secure code that no one can eavesdrop on. You understand why this is so important, right?

If a website ever asks you to enter your credit card information, you should automatically look to see if the web address begins with https://. ; If it doesn’t, there’s no way you should ever enter sensitive information like a credit card number, PIN, Social Security #, etc.

please read – Very interesting.

Bogus Gas Men

The ‘bogus’ Repsol/Cepsa gas men are still operating. They have been operating in the Villa Martin areas of the Orihuela Costa over the last few days. The genuine Repsol/Cepsa gas men usually only visit houses by appointment.

Beware – they may knock on your door next.

For our newcomers, these men are from a firm fully licensed legally in Valencia, and as in British law commit no criminal offence.

The responsibility for the maintenance of gas appliances rests completely with the user who is responsible for asking for a service every 5 years. He normally will not be approached by any Company. All you need to do is to contact your local Butano or Cepsa supplier and ask for a service. On completion of the work you will be given an Insurance Certificate which is included in the price and covers damage caused by faulty workmanship and materials. The cost of this Service is usually about 60 euros.

The Valencian agents have been known to charge a much higher price and have been known to charge 255 Euros for the standard service which I understand now includes an Insurance Certificate.

Always ask for an estimate before agreeing to the work being done, and in Spain, no-one may enter your property without your permission.

Remember, if you have not had your gas connections and appliances serviced every 5 years and damage is caused to your or other persons property, you are not covered by insurance and are responsible for the cost of repairing damage caused.

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