Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Another Bank Email Scam

And while you're at it...


An attachment stuck to a message like this:

Check attached form.

Portfolio Manager
Commercial Banking Support
Thames Gateway Commercial Office
2nd Floor, Riverbridge House, Anchor Boulevard,
Crossways, Dartford, Kent  DA2 6SL
Depot Code 023

Tel:  01322 969595
Fax: 01322 521264
email: Johnnie_Warren@rbs.co.uk
Supporting your business ambitions – www.natwest.com/ahead

This information is classified as Confidential unless otherwise stated.

The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Registered in Scotland No. 90312. Registered Office: 36 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YB

Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.


Companies House - Scam email 2013

Be on the lookout for messages like this (from 3rd September 2013)...

"This message has been generated in response to the company complaint submitted to Companies House WebFiling service.

(CC01) Company Complaint for the above company was accepted on 03/09/2013.

The submission number is P91LS8OK22UZJW0

Please quote this number in any communications with Companies House. 
All WebFiled documents are available to view / download for 10 days after their original submission. However it is not possible to view copies of accounts that were downloaded as templates.

Not yet filing your accounts online? See how easy it is..."

There is a message on the Companies House website with their official warning

We have been made aware that random emails claiming to be from Companies House with a zipfile mail attachment are being sent. These mails have not been generated by Companies House and we strongly advise you not to open the attachment. Our customers should be assured that the details we hold have not been compromised.

Companies House

    Sunday, 18 August 2013

    Big Bang and Balls

    Assisting Dumfries Rugby Club with their transition to a new website so that the secretary and club members charged with keeping the information up to date have a more streamlined system (wordpress, typically) to make things easier. The nature of sport clubs means there are considerations on how scheduled future information is managed ('fixtures') but it also has to be easy for ordinary users to enter and update the information as required.

    One of the longer term time-savers is the built in wordpress media library which removes multi-stage media upload processes from earlier content management systems.

    Incidentally, what's the latest on the webmaker movement as it is happening in Scotland (North West) as per https://webmaker.org/events/202

    Tuesday, 30 July 2013

    Dodgy emails to look out for July 2013

    If you get one of these email messages from Dun and BradStreet about your business credit rating - don't open it just delete it.

    More advice from the REAL company can be found here:


    Monday, 8 April 2013

    From Minis to Volkswagens

    Callisti is happy to promote Dumfries and Galloway based Ross Wylie, the racing driver who is gathering momentum as he achieves on-track success. The website started out when he was transitioning from Karts to the Mini Cooper competition in 2012 and now he has attracted interest from Volkswagen with whom he is competing in the VW Scirocco R-Cup for the 2013 season.

    Event Search Engine - Daybees

    Finally a decent event search engine - "Daybees". This is called a vertical search engine and has over 230 categories with 1.5million events or happenings at any given time in its rolling database of future fixtures.

    It's a live beta launch and has already garnered interest from New York Times, Wired, and other online publications as it attempts to tap into the event-based search which seems to be the hardest one to achieve and maintain.