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Jan Leeming

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Shoreham Airshow 2007
Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 21st September 2020


Scams seem to be proliferating at the moment and I'm fairly sure anyone reading this blog would not be taken in by it but you might have elderly relations or neighbours who might be scared and press Button 1. I am elderly but reasonably savvy

I never pick up my landline or mobile if there is no Caller ID.  Today I had FOUR phone messages saying that there was an underpayment of  tax and I must press Button 1 to speak to an Adviser or they would have to take action to have me arrested!!!!!  Sadly I don't work much anymore and I know my Tax is up to date so I just ignored the messages.  Also I am almost positive that the HMRC would not deal with a matter in this way.   However, what was strange was that on the landline phone screen a number came up INTERNATIONAL and a full number which looked like a valid Mobile Number.  I haven't tried to dial it for obvious reasons!

I wanted to inform HMRC but my Accountant indicated that they wouldn't do anything and the Police have got better things to do with their time. But if it helps in any way just be aware.

I've had to change both my Bank Debit Card and my Mastercard Three times this year because of fraudulent activity.  I'm very happy that the Bank and John Lewis Partnership are so vigilant but it does cause problems when you have to give the new numbers to regular payees.


Take care,  Jan

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