Digamextra No. 521 Sunday March 5th 2017 

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PayPal Warning

If you get any emails from PayPal that do not have your name on them, i.e. If they are addressed Dear Customer, DONT use the link into your account and give them your password, these are scam emails.
I have had many of them, with invoices for hundreds of pounds, just delete them, once they have your password they can access your account and then they can use your bank account.
If you get any emails from PayPal, it’s better to go into your account directly and never trust that the email is genuine.



Traffic Fines

Re: problems getting fines through the post/knowing you have been fined.

When I registered my car onto Spanish plates last year the Gestor – Teresa in Torrox Pueblo – arranged for me to be signed up to a service that links the car and my NIE to my email address. If I do get a fine I will get an email. It is also possible to look at your “account” online to see if there any fines there.  There was a small fee for doing this and it involved putting a form in at the local government office.

Money well spent for peace of mind, especially if you forget about the cameras between Torrox and the airport (Guilty m’lud).

Teresa’s email is teresa @ gestoriasegura. es

Regards, Trevor


That NIE Thing

It seems we all have to learn the hard way.   I have over the years paid 4 or 5 wasted visits to what I call the NIE Police office at Torre del Mar.  The other day in passing, I thought I would check the procedure with the policeman who mans the door because I was intending to take a friend there.  Despite my poor Spanish I got the rather odd message that the office opens at 0830hrs but one needs to be there at 0800hrs to get an appointment.

We arrived at 0800 two days after Dia de Andalucia day to find about 40 people queuing on the pavement and clustered round the entrance.    We took our place in the queue and got very cold.  Nothing happens of course.  At 0830 some office staff arrived and some time after this the door policeman came out with a handful of those paper queue numbers like you get at the fish counter at Mercadona.  We politely waited as people ahead of us were given their appointment number.  There seem to be different numbers for different types of appointments and the cluster of people at the entrance thinned out until we were within reach of the precious ticket only to find that the one given to my friend was the last one available .   There were many behind us .  We thought about the implications of this, the long wait inside because the dozens of people to be seen would take ages and the fact that I didn’t get a ticket.

The unlucky ones were confused.  A lady behind us in the queue had been there the day before and failed to get an appointment so for her this was another wasted journey.  A man beside us was lost by all this and had travelled a long way so my friend gave him his ticket, it appeared the best option.  We will return.  But how early does one have to be there to guarantee an appointment ticket I wonder.  Perhaps one must resort to a sleeping bag and tent and arrive the night before !

The weather has a lot to make up for if we are ever going to put the S back in Spain but if you want a laugh treat yourself to this gem on youtube  https://youtu.be/A4FEA5sERn0



Paypal problem….

The only way this could have happened is that someone, possibly a family member?, has linked your card, card number, expiry date and CSV code, to their Paypal account.
You could try contacting Paypal on 900801665 but normally they will only answer queries from a Paypal account holder.
They might help as this appears to be fraud but also they might say that it was your fault for not keeping your card details safe.
If you feel strongly about it you could set up a Paypal account and then they might be willing to help you.
You have done the right thing in cancelling your card.
Cheers GH



Services Available- Cleaning 


Welcome to Inside Out, a reliable and trustworthy cleaning and

villa maintenance service.

We tailor our service to meet every customer’s particular needs.

We cover the whole Axarquia region.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for your individual quote.

Contact Rob on  670269052   insideout.es @ gmail.com



Services Needed- Physiotherapist Sanne Mortesen
I am trying to track down this physiotherapist who used to work at

a clinic in Torrox Costa.

She left the area but I think she has now returned.

Can anyone give me her contact number?
Thank you. My email is:- jilljohnbarker @ yahoo.co.uk and

my phone number is 952508821



Services Needed- Gas Heater Serviced

Can any one suggest where I can get a portable gas heater serviced.

Replies to kanders2453 @ gmail (dot)com



Services-  Available- Kennels & Cattery Service
Weston Kennels and Cattery on the Torrox-Cómpeta road now has a Facebook page –


please feel free to send us a message or call / WhatsApp us on 693 545 989  for more information.



Recommendation – Repairs to Printer etc.

I would like to recommend Jose Maria of Ink & Chips in C/ Antonio Ferrandis

(SuperSol is on the corner) Tel : 609 271 652

I had been having problems with my printer – he gave good advice by phone, first of all.

I finally decided I needed a new HP printer, which I bought from him and it was very reasonable.

He undertakes repairs as well as new product sales.  He speaks excellent English.





What’s on –Cinesur –  Velez Malaga el Ingenio (thanks to Doug)

Complex scheduling returns this week with 3 films getting daily screenings, one more being shown only on weekdays, one film being shown on two days and two others just on one day!

T2: Trainspotting – Dir. Danny Boyle. With Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle. Daily 17:10 plus 12:05 on Sat & Sun.

The Healer – Dir. Paco Arango. With Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jonathan Pryce. Daily 15:55 plus 12:25 on Sat & Sun.

Logan – Dir. James Mangold. With Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart. Sat & Sun 12:00, 16:30. Mon to Thur 16:30, 19:20, 22:00.

La La Land – Dir. Damien Chazelle. With Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling. Mon to Thur 17:00.

Jackie – Dir. Pablo Larrain. With Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard. Mon & Tue 15:55, 18:05, 20:10, 22:20.

Split – Dir. M Night Shyamalan. With James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy. Tue 20:05.

Fifty Shades Darker – Dir. James Foley. With Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dorman. Tue 16:30.



What’s on –Charity Quiz   




 What’s on- Fitness Classes in Competa


Now that the days are getting longer and the weather is set to improve I’m sure you are now thinking about the summer sun and enjoying the outdoor life to it’s full. If you are looking to get back in shape for the summer then why not try our fitness classes? They are suitable for all ages and fitness levels and include Spin (Static Cycling), Metafit HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and Total Body Conditioning. These can all be enjoyed in our outdoor gym, spin studio and workout terrace.

Classes are guided by a fully qualified, registered and insured Personal Trainer.

For more details check out our Facebook page: @chilileisure

Or call me, Karen +(34) 616 341 709, email: chili.leisure@gmail.com




What’s on–  A sunny outing to the Sculpture Park! 


Kitty Harri’s Sculpture Garden – Open Sunday 10 – 4

There’s always something new to enjoy while you relax in our garden full of tropical trees and plants.

Live classical chamber music will accompany your visit.

Just 20 minutes north of Almuñécar.

Directions at : www.kittyharri.com

609 706 210



What’s on- Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar – Calendar

Tuesday 7th March – Photography Group. From “Good Shot” to “Great Shot”, why not come and learn the art of photography with Rob Bell Photography. A fun and informal class to help you to get more from your camera/photos. Open to all, from beginners to the more experienced photographer, regardless of the type of camera you use. This season we will be looking at various styles of photography and computer software.  There will be something for everyone!!  Don´t forget to bring your camera. Time 16.00.

Thursday 16th March – Coach excursion to Gibraltar.  Why not join Lux Mundi, Torre del Mar and visit Gibraltar, a chance to take a cable car to the top of the Rock, see the unique Barbary Apes.  Visit the Upper Rock nature reserve, where you will find the historic tunnels dating from 1779-1783 and St. Michael´s Cave.  Both of these have guided tours.  In the town can be seen the Gibraltar Museum, Government House and in the southern area are key historical sites. All information may be obtained from the tourist office, or an excellent alternative way of seeing the sights is by hiring a taxi, whose drivers are very knowledgeable and will explain the interesting, historical life of the Rock.  It is also an opportunity to purchase duty free Items and typical English items of food, etc. from the Morrisons super market. Ticket price 12 Euros available at the Centre.  Proceeds for fund raising.  Departure times Puente don Manuel (Bar Mis Tapitas) 6.45, Algarrobo (Lidl) 7.15, Caleta (Vets)7.20 and Torre Del Mar (Bus Station) 7.30. Depart Gibraltar15.30 approximately. PASSPORTS / I.D. REQUIRED.

For further information and bookings please contact the Centre, Torre del Mar Tel.952 543 334 E-mail: luxmundi@lux-mundi.org  .Please note you are unable to make bookings through the web site and sorry we cannot accept cards

Avda. Moscatel 1”I”, (Jardines Viña Malága/Antigua Casa de la Viña), Torre del Mar, 29740. Opening hours Monday through Friday 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.00. Tel.952 543 334 E-mail:  luxmundi@lux-mundi.org.  Web: www.lux-mundi.org



What’s on – Excursions Available ?

Friend coming to Torre del Mar area from 6th – 21 April.

Does anyone know of any excursions or activities taking place

during the period they are here?

I know about Gibraltar but any other ideas would be appreciated.

janmaclean29 @ yahoo.co.uk



Correction re yesterday’s Caithness perfume bottles

The tel. number should read
Tel 634313809    Rob



For sale- Dehumidifier


For sale on behalf of TAIL Torrox animal charity

Dehumidifier very good condition with recent service and re-gas


Model, Kayami ED-20-HP Capacity, 20L/D (30°C 80%RD) Power, 320W

I am located on the Torrox to Competa road just by the Pavo Real Bar but can arrange somewhere to meet.

You can ring me on 649 307 966 e-mail chris @ cpaircon.com





For Sale- Awnings/Blinds

5 Blinds of various sizes.

2 x 192 cms wide

2 x 120 cms wide

1 x 193 cms wide

All blinds 2.70 metres long

Suitable for enclosing large terrace area from winter winds or shading from summer sun.

Prices from 50 – 70 euros

Excellent condition.  Puente Don Manuel area.

For further information please telephone:  619 069 966



Wanted – Cracked screen phones


I’m interested in your phone as long as the display is responsive

and only the top layer of the screen is cracked.
If you want your phone screen repaired I can also do that,

just contact me for specific prices.
Contact me for further information: pchelptorrox @ hotmail.com



For Sale – Fire Screen & Bellows  


High quality handmade fire screen.


100 euro


Very old bellows in good condition.

35 euro

Tel.nr. 628386842 (also contact with WhatsApp)

mariadkrt @ gmail.com



For Sale – Stamp Collector’s Treasure Chest 

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Large selection of Stamp Collector Tools, Collections & Albums for sale

Tool Kit: 25 euros

– Optical Watermark Locator

– SW UV light (2x)

– LW UV light

– Tweezers (6x)

– Magnifying Glasses (3x)

– Perforation Tester

– World Wide Stamp Catalogs (Various Vintages) (15x)

Stamp Collections Mixed Mint and Cancelled in Albums

– Britain/Channel Islands: 15 euros

– Britain/Colonies: 15 euros

– Switzerland: 10 euros

– Italy and Greece: 10 euros

– Africa / Central & South America: 5 euros

Curio Stamp Envelopes Collection, Nazi/Censored/Registered etc.: 5 euros

Large box of mixed mint/cancelled stamps: 5 euros

15 Large and Small Stamp Collection Albums: 5 euros

Individual Sale or make offer for the lot.

If interested, respond to: bernard.bom @ gmail.com or

call 690 854 310  Algarrobo Costa




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