Scam Emails – Santander

Someone seems to be rather keen to pose as Santander at the moment. Over the past couple of weeks, my Junk filter has picked up 4 emails – the latest 2 being just a day apart. They’re all coming from the same place too, and have a lot in common. Indeed, the latter 3 emails are practically identical, they mainly just have different links.

They’re all claiming there’s been a security issue with my account, so I need to verify myself. They all have from addresses with the same domain. They all have links constructed in a very similar way, with subtle differences. And the formatting and grammar of the body text isn’t great in parts. So I’ll show you the text of the emails, and then highlight why they’re obviously nonsense. And don’t forget you can check out all of my scam email posts to see other examples I’ve highlighted.

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Scam Emails – Natwest & Metro Bank

In this post I want to look at another couple of dodgy emails I’ve received recently, as I feel it’s important just to keep reminding people about them. Click here to see all of my scam email posts so far. I’ve also posted a video about them now as well, looking at these two emails and the previous ones I’ve mentioned here in the blog. So check that out as well in case it’s helpful.

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My Favourite Computer Games – Part 3

For the final part of my nostalgic look back at my favourite computer games (following on from Part 1 and Part 2), I’m now going to look at games I enjoyed on the first 2 PlayStation consoles. I spent many happy hours playing on these, meaning there’s quite a few games to mention. So in this post I’m going to mention a few of my favourite platform and adventure games.

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My Favourite Computer Games – Part 2

Turns out this is my 100th post! I only recently passed my 100th Youtube upload and 200th Twitter follower as it happens, so a few little milestones seem to have come along at once. Little things, I know, but if you’ve been following and enjoying any of my content thus far, then thank you! 🙂

Anyway, continuing on from my previous post, here are some more of my favourite computer games that I enjoyed in my youth, many years ago. I will be getting on to PlayStation games in the next part, but before then, I want to talk about a few games I enjoyed on Microsoft Windows, plus a console my best friend had (and still has now), and one or two other things too.

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My Favourite Computer Games – Part 1

One of the programmes I’m enjoying on TV at the moment is Dara Ó Briain’s Go 8 Bit, a comedy game show where celebrities compete against each other on a variety of video games, both old and new. It’s great fun, and it’s got me thinking about some of the games I used to enjoy playing when I was younger. So I thought I’d spend a few posts writing about them, to happily wallow in nostalgia for a bit. Feel free to comment if you enjoyed any of the same games as me, or want to talk about any of the titles you loved, in case it reminds me of others that I’ve forgotten.

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Scam Email – Microsoft Security Notification

Back in April I did a post about scam emails I’d had pretending to be from Amazon and Barclays (and a shoutout to Codemefy who commented on it – go and check out their blog for lots of spam email information).

It’s always been my intention to make more posts like that, to keep raising awareness, but time’s not been on my side. However, I will keep them coming here and there, and today I wanted to share an email I got at work this week, from a scammer pretending to be Microsoft. Given that it was at my workplace, it suggests this is more aimed at business people rather than home users, but you never know who will receive these things. It is the sort of email that people at home could fall for too if they’re not careful.

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Hyde Park Walk

Following on from the Southwark Walk I posted about yesterday, the second walk I took over the weekend, on Saturday 15th April, was around Hyde Park. As before, photos from all the walks are on my Instagram, some of which are shared below as well, and there are video clips on my Youtube channel, which are also linked to during this post.

I knew London had lots of parks and garden spaces, but it’s only when looking into them online, to figure out where I might want to go on my wanderings, that I was reminded just how many royal parks, green spaces and lesser known outdoor areas there are (and those links still don’t cover all the possibilities). To have such a variety of beautiful, peaceful, natural areas in and around this big city, where you can relax, stroll and admire the scenery to your heart’s content, is one of the great things about living here.

So I knew I wanted to take in at least one or two of them over the weekend, with the nicer weather coming along. And Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens seemed a natural first choice.

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