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Useful Tips

The internet

  • If you don't want to be inundated with junk email avoid giving out your email address unnecessarily.

  • Only give credit card details if you are sure you are on a secure Web Page (indicated by a small padlock icon)

  • Never send credit card details by email.

  • When choosing passwords, try not to make it too obvious.  A combination of letters and numbers is the best option.

  • When talking in chat rooms remember you don't know who you are talking to, they could be anyone.
  • Be cautious when opening attachments within emails (especially from unknown sources) as these can often contain a virus or
  • phishing codes.

Norman Buxton has sent in the following useful tip:-

A very useful free anti-virus site is It's free, contains no 'nagging' pop-ups, and is very up-to-date. This has worked when better known programs have failed. Once the program is running, it is takes quite some processing time - about two hours on my laptop - but is very thorough. I run Eset about every couple of months to double-check that all is okay. I have used it for nearly three years now.

PC 'Fine' Scam

Fake Anti Virus Warning from Neighbourhood Watch Communities in the Stafford District 


If you are unfortunate enough to have an accident involving a foreign lorry then bear in mind that many overseas lorries have a different number plate for the cabin part to that of the trailer.

Ensure you take note of both numbers as these will be required by your insurance company.

Margaret Reeve






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