DigameXtra No. 1294 Monday, May 20th 2019

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NO POSTING OF OBSOLETE ELECTRONICS FOR SALE! In order to protect the less tech savvy buyers, who expect fully operational devices, I will NOT post obsolete items, even if labelled as “obsolete” or “with limited functions”. This will also apply to computers running Windows 7 when it  becomes obsolete 14 January 2020. Those units need to be upgraded to Windows 10 (if supported for the upgrade), or else changed to Linux, to be offered for sale here after the January 14th Windows 7 expiration date. I will not be accepting ads saying “has Win 7 but could be upgraded to…” after 14 January 2020. If you have a Win 7 computer you are considering selling, I suggest you do so this summer/fall. Don’t submit ads for any device with limited functions, that are no longer supported for updates, or cannot run current versions of apps. The Editor’s decision is final, there will be no drawn out discussions, or replies to demands for documentation, regarding obsolete items. -Ed.

 What’s On

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Museo Arqueologico Frigiliana: Perfect for an afternoon mountain getaway in Friggy. Why not do brunch after a museum visit? Housed in a 17th century building. From 6th Century BC artifacts displays all the way up to the Contemporary Art Hall you will find  appealing and educational installations. Address: Cuesta del Apero No.10, Frigiliana. Tel 952 534 261. Hours until July 1st: Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 10-2 & 4-8, Sun 10-2. Summer hours begin July 1st: Mon-Sat 10-14:30 and 17:30-21:00 and Sun 10-14:30.   http://www.museodefrigiliana.org

 

U3A Axarquia
Activity Programme Monday 20th – Friday 24th May
-Monday 20th Art Appreciation 10.30am, meet at Lux Mundi Torre del Mar. The featured artist this month is Salvador Dali.
-Monday 20th Pentanque 3pm, meet in the car park west of the lighthouse in Torre del Mar
-Wednesday 22nd Book Club 11am, meet at Richie’s Bar (behind Tourist Office) Torrox Costa. This small but welcoming group are looking for some new friends to join them.
-Thursday 23rd Mahjong 10.30am, meet at Bar Ri-Jo Algarrobo Costa
-Thursday 23rd Singing for Pleasure 11am, meet at Parquesol Restaurant in El Morche. If you love to sing just for sheer enjoyment, then this is the group for you, come along and give it a try.
-Friday 24th Munch Bunch 1pm, please contact group leader for details and location.
If you see something of interest, please go along and give it a try, you could learn a new skill and make some new friends along the way.
For further details or to contact the group leaders, please go to our website www.u3aaxarquia.com

 

Liquid Lunch live at Bar Atila: Sat 1 June, 9pm. Puente don Manuel.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/BarAtila/

 

El Jam!: Mondays at Fitzgerald’s, Nerja. 9pm.

 

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CycleNerja: Bike rental and cycle hire in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana. Free Bike delivery and collection service is available anywhere in Nerja, Torrox & Frigiliana and the inland villages. Professional Carbon Race Bikes, 29er Mountain Bikes & Electric Mountain Bikes. Free delivery subject to a minimum rental value of 90,00 euros. Contact via https://cyclenerja.com/ Contact also located under our banner in the DigameXtra Sponsor’s Section every day.

 

NEW!! THIS SUMMER in Malagalingo:
INTENSIVE AND SUPERINTENSIVE SPANISH COURSES
-18 or 28 hours per week
-1, 2, 3 or 4 weeks
-Communicative and conversational method. Playful approach.
-Super-reduced groups (Maximum of 6 students)
-On our OUTDOOR TERRACE when the weather is nice
This summer, take advantage of your stay to learn Spanish with us!!!
You’ll speak Spanish at last
Check the details in the attached document below or on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/malagalingo
And for more information come to see us at our School
Malagalingo Facebook: malagalingo
Tel./Whats: + (34) 650 479 493
malagalingo AT gmail DOT com

 

Items For Sale / Wanted / Rent

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For Sale: U.S.A.A.F A2 Leather Flying Jacket. Rare opportunity to own an Aviation Leathercraft flying jacket, one careful owner! This was hand made by the official suppliers of flying jackets to the R.A.F., Red Arrows and Fleet Air Arm etc. This is a £450 item at a bargain price of 295 euros! No offers I’m afraid, too valuable! Size 46 chest. If interested please call Alan at Torrox Pueblo. 698 365 231 More pics available on request.
Email: alan.williams226 AT gmail DOT com

 

For Sale: 3 items
-Assorted Flower Pots Fifteen pots up to 43cm diameter. Used, but sound €45 the lot or €2-€5 each if separated
-Framed Chinese Prints 3 Genuine Chinese prints bought in Xian, China. Framed in matching wooden frames. Photos show framed picture and close-ups of prints, €40 for all 3 or €15 each
-Tall shelf unit Danish cherry shelf unit in two pieces. Two adjustable shelves. Two small drawers in top unit. Two large drawers in base
Top unit measures 48 wide x 40 deep x 147 high
Base unit measures 48 wide x 54 deep x 45 high (drawers 49 deep – the top of the base unit overhangs the drawers) Complete height 192
Contact Ray, Competa Campo, WhatsApp/Telephone 658354661.
Email: fayandray AT msn DOT com

 

For Sale, 2 items:
-Outdoor over balcony heavy duty plastic blind. €15. No splits or cracks. White with white and green cord. 76×38 cms
-Trestle table with 2 foldable A frames120 x 60 cms. Height 74 cms. 1 foldable hinge missing but table remains very stable. €15
Linda Frigiliana 00447922297446
Email: cook819 AT btinternet DOT com

 

For Sale: Hand Crafted Bespoke Table. One Meter in Diameter. Very Good Condition. 115€
Location: Torrox Campo
Please Contact Jane on: 07958 789170/Watts App.
Email: kingswoodjane AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk

 

Pets

Lost dog: We are here on holiday, yesterday Friday 17th we walked down the Sayalonga ridge road, around the area of Sayalonga a smallish brown and white dog tagged along. He followed us all the way to Lagos. He was in good condition so we suspect someone will miss him. He was last at the bug outdoor bar on the main road, Lagos. John
Email: johnreeder1 AT hotmail DOT com

 

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Thanks FOUND keys: Hey. What can I say only thank you so much to Naythan for his website and all of you who so kindly put me in touch with the lady who found my keys.
You know sometimes it’s easy to say oh someone else will forward message but all I can say is that I have been overwhelmed with the responses to my ad on DIGAMEXTRA.
Thank you, Caz/Nerja, raycazed AT gmail DOT com

 

Possible fraud regarding Nerja water treatment: Some local politicians are being investigated for possible fraud, as Nerja residents have been charged for sewage treatment on their water bills since 2011, despite the treatment plant never having been completed.
A magistrate dealing with the case, Laura Crossa Gil, says that the first judge in the case will be the local elections on 26 May, when many of those politicos being investigated will be hoping that uninformed Nerja residents, who still don’t have a working treatment plant, will be voting for them despite the ongoing fiasco.
This long overdue investigation has gained momentum with the aid of former Councillor and local businessman, Jorge Naváez, who owns a business on Burriana beach, who has repeatedly reported the authorities for the lack of water treatment as he claims raw sewage is tipped into a stream which passes his establishment before going into the sea. http://www.surinenglish.com/local/201905/17/current-former-mayors-give-20190517102430-v.html

 

Starlite Festival Series in Marbella to hire 400 staff members: Get paid to see some of the best concerts of the Summer! Interviews will take place from 21 to 23 May at the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos. You need to register on their website in order to get an interview appointment: https://empleo.landings.jobandtalent.com/starlitemarbella/

 

A belated thanks: This maybe too late but big thanks to the person who handed my wallet lost in Nerja into the Guardia Civil. They gave me no indication who had been so kind as to hand it in untouched. There are good people out there folks.
Mark/Nerja mdvoverton AT yahoo DOT co DOT uk

 

Tech Tips

OnLine Scam News: By now we have all heard about the scam emails that claim the sender hacked your webcam and has naughty pics of you, and demands payment not to send copies to all your email contacts. Some scammers in Spain have taken this scam to a new level by incorporating “catfishing”. Catfishing is a type of deceptive activity where a person creates a fake social networking presence, or fake identity on a social network account, for attention seeking, to create exploitable fake friendships,  bullying/blackmailing, gaining access to your Friends List or as a romance scam.
Spanish police have arrested 23 people accused of belonging to a criminal organization carrying out sexual extortion online. The suspects allegedly made more than €100,000 from their victims across 24 Spanish provinces.
The group are claimed to have lured their victims in to visiting live sex-chat sites before blackmailing them for money with threats of telling their families what they had done.
Messages from the gang allegedly contained phrases including ‘€600 if you do not want your wife or anyone to find out.’ Police claim the group even threatened to injure victims or their family members if they did not pay out, using messages including, ‘you’re going to pay one way or another.’
The first case came to light in February 2018 and Police claim to have so far received around 80 complaints from victims since.
While getting caught up in such a scam is embarrassing, never pay on-line blackmailers, ignore them, don’t reply. If they have your home address or if you feel the slighest bit actually threatened, report it to the Guardia Civil Internet Crime Division asap. Don’t delete the emails or messages until the police have copies of the original emails. These emails contain hidden metadata that will aid the investigation. The metadata is lost if you only copy/paste the text of the emails. If you want to retain some anonymity yet still register a report of the incident, which helps investigators, here is the online place to report EU Internet Crime. Of course the Spanish links are to Spanish only sites. https://www.europol.europa.eu/report-a-crime/report-cybercrime-online
Also note this is a big reason to be very careful how you use social media and to NOT accept Friend Requests from strangers.  For example, blackmailers can scan your Facebook/Snapchat/etc to compile a list of your friends/contacts. The blackmailer can use this list as evidence to make the threat appear credible, as if they have hacked your computer for your Contacts when in fact they have not had access to your computer, just your public social media. More fake proof of a hack is collected from hacked password dumps sold on the darkweb. Just because a blackmailer knows a few of the passwords you used 5 yrs ago is no reason to believe he’s actually hacked your computer. Old Gmail, Yahoo, DropBox, Faceboox etc data breaches exposed all those old passwords long ago.
Reference: https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/05/19/sex-threats-gang-made-e100000-from-blackmail-scheme-in-spain/

 

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Weekly Markets
Monday: Torrox Costa
Tuesday: Nerja, Salobrena
Wednesday: Rincon de la Victoria, Algarrobo Costa
Thursday: Valez Malaga, Torre del Mar, Frigiliana
Friday: Almunecar, Salobrena, La Herradura- Summers only
Saturday: Competa
Sunday: Valez Malaga, Torre del mar, Nerja Car Boot

Taxi
Nerja 952 524 519
Torrox: 952 531 030
Frigiliana: 952 533 231

Phone numbers for emergencies
Emergency Svcs.: 112
National Police: 091
Guardia Civil: 062
Ambulance: 061
Fire Station (Bomberos): 080
Emergency English Help Line: 902 102 112

Local Police
Torrox: 952 539 828
Nerja: 952 521 545
Frigiliana: 952 533 126
Torre del Mar: 952 549 238

Local News in English, The Sur: http://www.surinenglish.com/
Local News in English, The Local: https://www.thelocal.es/
Spain National News in English, El Pais: https://elpais.com/elpais/inenglish.html
EU News in English, EuroWeekly: https://www.euroweeklynews.com
Local Weather: https://www.accuweather.com/en/es/torre-del-mar/306652/weather-forecast/306652
Bus Info: https://www.alsa.com/en/web/bus/our-destinations/regional
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