Beware scam calls!

There seems to have been a spate recently of calls to our members claiming to be from Microsoft, Windows, Computer Maintenance or some similar name.  The caller will say that there is something wrong with your computer and ask you to log in so that they can fix it.  The purpose of this is twofold – firstly if you enter the details they ask to give them control of your computer, they can access everything you have on it and may be able to get details of that could enable them to steal either your money or your identity, or secondly it would enable them to put something on your computer that makes it not work properly and then charge you to fix it (also getting your bank/credit card details in the process)

This scam has been around for a while, but it seems to be happening frequently again, and also people are telling us that these people keep calling back.

So we just wanted to warn you to be on your guard against this.  We can’t think of any reason why any legitimate company would call you out of the blue to say this so if you get one of these calls it is almost certainly a scam! We advise just hanging up – and never allow anyone to take remote control of your computer unless you are absolutely certain who they are and know you can trust them.

Also, let us know about this and any other calls you think are scams so that we can warn people

Stroll with us on 13th September

Our annual sponsored stroll is on Saturday 13th September.  A stalwart bunch of Caring Together members,volunteers, staff and supporters take a gentle (or not so gentle) stroll around Woodhouse Moor/Hyde Park to help raise much needed funds for our work with local older people.

We would love you to join us! If you would like to stroll to help a local charity or if you’d like to sponsor one of our strollers, please get in touch in any of the usual ways

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Good reasons to join our Sponsored Stroll!

Developed in partnership with Macmillan, the experts in cancer, the story has recieved national coverage including being covered by the Guardian, the Daily Mail and the Telegraph. This raises the profile of walking, keeping it on the national agenda.

 “Walking has been very important to my recovery [from cancer] – it’s helped me boost my energy levels, wellbeing and confidence.” Bryony, walker

As you’ll know more than most, walking doesn’t just help your physical health but also helps lift your mood and is a great way to make new friends.

“Walking for Health enhances so many lives, provides time for reflection, companionship and the general feeling of well-being, which can all help in the resolution of life’s difficulties.” Alfred, volunteer walk leader