Apr 112014
 
The U3A IT group will not be meeting for 2 weeks because of Easter holidays. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 30th April at 11:00am when Christine will be showing us how to manipulate digital photos.
 
We have reminded group members on several occasions about scam telephone calls purporting to be from the Microsoft help desk or technical department. We are aware of several expats in the valley who have fallen for this recently and given the callers access to their PCs via ‘Remote Assistance’, along with their bank details. Please spread the word that, no matter how much information the callers appear to know about you and how plausible the story, Microsoft will never call you in this way – they cannot monitor what you are doing or the state of your PC.
 
Partly as a result of the above, plans are being made to hold an Internet Safety Seminar in the near future and also to start another Beginnners’ group. If you are interested in either of these, please email me, together with the names and contact details of any friends you may want to bring along.
 
If you have an suggestions for future topics you would lke to see us cover in the IT group, please let me know.