| ||Fake messages||A safety message received from Ron Martin about DPD the delivery service.|
| ||Fraudsters||Fraudsters are sending out bogus text messages about the coronavirus vaccine in an attempt to steal bank details.
This report includes details of other scams.|
| ||Vaccine fraud||The latest advice, please be wary and keep safe.|
| ||Latest advice From U3A||Clear advice for all tiers|
|Welcome to BLACKWATER U3A [Maldon] |
| ||Advice from the U3A||The most recent advice for restarting groups with changes in red.|
| ||National U3A||A link to the National U3A web Site|
| ||20200410 National News about TAM||A National circulation about the Third Age Matters magazine (TAM)|
| ||20200415 ECC Trading Standards update||Mid April Trading Standards update received from ECC|
| ||20200422 ROCU Fraud message||This notice was received from the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) via the Essex Association of U3As
The ROCU appears to be a group of 7 police forces covering Essex and surrounding areas.
Anyone looking for something to pass the time, try matching the badges displayed on the report to the police forces.|
| ||20200501 Essex Police delivery scams||This gives details of some recent delivery scams that are taking place|
| ||20200519 U3A source fraud message||Fraud details received from Essex Association of U3As 19 May 2020 edition|
| ||20200531 Essex Police re track & trace||File reinstated|
| ||20200617 Action for Fraud advice|
| ||20200710 EFAS Sim-Swap Fraud advice||Details for mobile safety|
| ||20200718 One line shopping Action Fraud||Reminder re online shopping scams and safety|
| ||20200727National Phishing Warning||Please read the details so that you can avoid scam emails that appear to come from friends.|
| ||20200814Instagram-scam||Details about fraudsters using Instagram to deprive victims of money.|
| ||20201204 Cyber Security what happens||This is just an outline as to what happens when we alert the NCSC about suspect e-mails that we receive.
I report things quite often if I feel they are scams and such like in the belief that if nobody reports a problem it will never be looked at. I hope this short article will encourage you all to report your suspicions so that we can clip the wings these various fraudsters.|
| ||20201204 Free computer courses||This is a link copied from an ECC Libraries e-mail.|
| ||20201207 Improve your cyber security||This is a document received from Action Fraud and is a reminder of 6 simple steps we can all take to make ourselves more secure on line.|
| ||20210214 Bitcoin scams||An advice from Action Fraud re bitcom scames|
| ||20210222the2021censuscomingsoon||An extract of an ONS document regarding the 2021 Census promoting the idea that we spread the word and offer help to those who may struggle with completing the Cenus either online or on paper.|
| ||Zoom for phones and tablets|
| ||Zoom for Windows and Mac PCs||This is info to supplement the other file on Zoom for Tablets and phones.|
| ||Actionfraud police web site||This link is to the Actionfraud police web site which gives details of different types of scams, including current ones. It is worth a look from time to time as this will help you keep up with what is going on.
At the bottom of the first page in the site there are clickable links to details of various types of frauds.
The linked web page has a number of 'tabs' -
TYPES OF FRAUD
each of which will take you yet more information, for instance the 'types of fraud' tab provides more detailed info. various types of fraud (click A-Z of frauds) in that tab.
The Prevention tab gives access to advice on the various measure that can be taken and the News tab give details of recent and older frauds. The News tab gives details a current scam just click on that one to expand the selection choices to other recent alerts.
Click here 'Actionfraud' to follow the link.|
| ||Essex Highways Travel info||This link will take you to the Essex Country Council (Highways) service Information Centre which in turn provides links to Walking, Public Rihgts of Way, Cycling, Driving Bus and train service information|
| ||Essex Trading Standards news||This should link to the Essex Trading Standards Update which in turn has a link to the Essex Community Watch Magazine. Time will tell if this link will work for future editions or if the link will need to be updated each time a new issue is released.
This current (Aug 2019) version has an article about electric fans, a Tesco product recall and the aforementioned Essex Community Link Magazine. If anyone wishes to receive the updates direct there is a link within the bulletin.|
| ||Get safe on line links||This link will take you to the a series of Metropolitian Police safety videos through 'Get Safe Online'.
Get Safe Online is secure web site funded by a variety of household names including HM Government, City of London Police, Europol, various major banks etc. There is a link that shows their partners and supporters.
Clicking on any of the tabs will reveal a host of links to range of advise covering many subjects.|
| ||Password checker||Following this link will take you to an Open University web page that will allow you to try out the style of any password you intend to use. It will allow you to enter combinations of letters both lower and uppercase, numbers, and other characters.
It also explains the 'score' showing deductions for things like double letters etc It is not a game, but have a go to see high a score you get just by varying things slightly.|
| ||February 2021 Newsletter|
| ||March 2021 Newsletter|
| ||2021-22 Renewal Form||Use this form to renew your Membership. Please post the form to the Membership Secretary.|
| ||BU3A Gift Aid form vOct19 pdf|
| ||Equipment Loan Form||Use this form to book any equipment that may be required for an event.|
| ||FINANCE Form B Receipts PDF file format||PDF format copy of Finance Receipts Form B for paying in to Treasurer|
| ||FINANCE Form B Receipts Word file format||Receipts form [Word] version for use when passing payments to the treasurer|
| ||FINANCE FORM C payment request as PDF||Finance for C for requesting a payment [PDF] format|
| ||FINANCE FORM C payment request Word||Finance payment request form in Word format|
| ||Incident Report Form|
| ||Membership Form (New Joiner) PDF|
| ||Blackwater U3A Data Protection Policy|
| ||Co-ordinators' Guidelines||Revised March 2019|
| ||Cluster contact details 7/2/2020||List of Cluster Group contacts|
| ||Interest Groups Overview||This is a list of all the interest groups being run by the Maldon Cluster Group of U3As.
Note that some similar activities have different names in the different member groups, please check with them for fuller details.|
| ||Burnham on Crouch|
| ||Crouch Valley|
| ||Dengie and District|
| ||Link to Limebrook U3A|
| ||Maldon and District|
| ||South Woodham Ferrers|
| ||202002dd Coronavirus advice||Document received from National Office re the Coronavirus
Note file name would normally have a the date dd represented by numbers being the date added or issued.|
| ||20200303 Coronavirus advice||Advice sheet circulated by National with U3A Newsletter Epress message dated 03/03/2020|
| ||20200410 EEC Covid-19 update||10th April 2020 update on Covid 19 from Essex County Council|
| ||20200415 MDC Release Support Local Biz,|
| ||20200417 ECC Coronavirus update||17th April 020 Essex Country Council update|
| ||20200424 ECC coronavirus update||24th April Essex County Council update|
| ||20200507 ECC Coronavirus update||7th May Essex County Council update Covid 19|
| ||20200511 MDC The Next Steps||MDC Press release 11/5/2020|
| ||20200515 ECC Covid19 update|
| ||20200522 ECC Coronavirus update|
| ||20200713 U3A Current advice||13th July version of current advice form U3A National Office|
| ||20210108 covid vaccination scams||Warnings about new scams now that Covid vaccines are increasing.|
| ||COVID 19 SCAM FINES||Warning about scams based on current UK GOV recommendations regarding being out and about, shopping, exercising etc.|
| ||Maldon Covid 19 LOCAL HELP||Flier from Maldon Town Council received 2nd April 2020 outlining where help may be obtained in certain cases.|
| ||UK GOV Latest Covid guidance||This link does what it says it will take you to the current version of the UK Gov advice.
It became apparent that some of our dated links in June and another one we are going to add dated 20200706 all call the most up to date page in the UK Gov site.|
| ||Covid 19||This is a link to the National U3A web site area which is devoted to Covid 19 matters that may be of interest to the general membership.
As the National Office will update there pages as and when necessary and these updates will also be found using this link.|
| ||GOV UK FAQ What we can/can not do||This link will take you to whatever the latest version of advice from GOV UK that is available on their site.
We have used dated links in the past but have now found that clicking on a dated GOV UK link calls the current version!|
| ||Introducing Community Shield [ECC]||Essex County Council release received 27 April 2020@18:52|
|Science and Technology|
| ||Essex2020 - Science and Creativity||A link to the Essex 2020 - a year of Science and Creativity web site which gives details of Events, live or on line, plus other things.
It is as the name implies science orientated with creativity included as well.|