I hope you are all well and enjoying the better weather. This week’s layout is a little different, I would love to hear what you think?
Can you believe yesterday (23rd of March) marked 1 whole year since the start of the 1st lockdown? This week last year was a lot more stressful for everyone I can imagine. One year later, the language that was so new (face covering, social distancing, rate of transmission) is now everyday conversation. Can you think of any more words you have started using since the lockdown? – ‘Lockdown’ that’s one!
This week we have two events from The West End Community Trust. We also have a brilliant resource for free education online. Enjoy.
WHAT CAN I SHARE WITH YOU TODAY?
DON’T GET SCAMMED- Scammers pretending to be the Royal Mail
We received this message today, thank you so much for sending it in.
“I received a text saying there was £2.99 due for an unpaid delivery fee. If not paid, the item would be sent back to the sender. As I have family up north and abroad I didn’t want that to happen. Clicked the link to pay online and there was a long questionnaire to fill in, which I thought strange, but started giving personal details then credit card details, thinking all the time why do they need to know all this info! Until it came to them asking for my account number and sort code, then the alarm bells really started ringing and I just came out of the link and text. Rang the Royal Mail and they confirmed it was a scam. Next, I rang the credit card company. They said there was no activity on my account and as I hadn’t actually okayed the info, the scam wouldn’t have gone through, but they would, of course, look out for any unusual expenditure on my card and I should check the next statement for anything unusual. Phew! So pleased I got out of that one.”
BEA’S RULES TO AVOID SCAMS:
NEVER GIVE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION OUT WHEN YOU RECEIVE UNEXPECTED TEXTS AND PHONE CALLS FROM THE ROYAL MAIL, BANKS AND/OR INSURANCE PROVIDERS. IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT, GOOGLE THE COMPANY NAME AND CALL THEM DIRECTLY TO ASK IF THE MESSAGE IS GENUINE. DON’T USE THE CONTACT INFORMATION ON THE MESSAGE AS THAT WILL BE FAKE.
YOU CAN ALSO COPY AND PASTE THE MESSAGE INTO GOOGLE AND, USUALLY, IF OTHERS HAVE ALSO RECEIVED THE MESSAGE AND HAVE BEEN SCAMMED YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCAM.
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A message from Viola at West End Community Trust:
“Thank you for attending our Virtual bingo session, I hope you enjoyed the evening if you missed the session that’s fine because the next one is on 1st April. Come and enjoy an evening of Virtual BINGO.
This event will be on Zoom, please send me an email so we can book you in and prepare your bingo card beforehand.”
Date: Thursday 1st April, 6.30pm
Send an email to register for this session >>
This week I’m sharing the rest of the photos sent in by Celia.
When I was young, my dad would take us to regents park to see the animals over the fence in the zoo, it wasn’t until my school took me that I realised you could actually go in!
That’s it for this Wednesday. I hope you all have a good week and enjoyed this week’s content from Dragon Hall!
Covent Garden Food Bank
Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials can provide you with a free food package each week.
If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know. You can contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can reach John either at email@example.com or 07759 646507 in case of an emergency.
Can You Help Dragon Hall Trust?
Your donation will support vulnerable members of our communities with food via Covent Garden Food Bank, calls via the phone support line and assistance to get online for those who are digitally disadvantaged.
Please do contact us if you need a food parcel – CCGG @7Dials might be able to provide you with a free food package each week. If you need help with shopping, collecting medication or just want someone to talk to by phone – please let us know.