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by filippos
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Income Tax Submissions
Replies: 8
Views: 1452

Re: Income Tax Submissions

Kilkis wrote:No, DWP do not send out any form of statement. I guess they inform HMRC directly and automatically. You get a letter around this time of year telling you what your weekly payment rate will be starting from X April.

We received ours a couple of weeks ago.
by filippos
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1643
Views: 144987

Re: The Will of the People

.... the most damage done to the U.K. since WW2 has been caused by the venal behaviour of Cameron and May. As far as the referendum was concerned Cameron was just stupid, not venal. He wanted and expected a remain win a more significant majority than that achieved by those wanting to leave. I think...
by filippos
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Another Scam - OTE (not)
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: Another Scam - OTE (not)

GlennB wrote:Blondie - (Don't keep me) Hanging on the telephone :)
Always did like that track.
by filippos
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Another Scam - OTE (not)
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: Another Scam - OTE (not)

peebee wrote:
filippos wrote:I'd say "Hold on, I'll get my dad" then leave the line open so they can listen to my Indie band music.

You should have a few Slipknot tracks handy, that would make them hang up quickly.
I didn't play anything too outrageous as I wanted them to keep paying for an open line.
by filippos
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Sinalonga boats
Replies: 3
Views: 827

Re: Sinalonga boats

When we visited a year or five ago we just pitched up by the tavernas and went on the first available boat.
by filippos
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Water filter taps
Replies: 15
Views: 2302

Re: Water filter taps

I've been drinking the plain tap water here since 1995 and remain fit and healthy. I take bottled water when out walking and there's usually a bottle in the fridge if I want cold water. In winter tap water is cold enough.
by filippos
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Another Scam - OTE (not)
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Re: Another Scam - OTE (not)

I'd say "Hold on, I'll get my dad" then leave the line open so they can listen to my Indie band music. I did this several times many years ago with purported Microsoft technicians who claimed MS had identified a fault on my PC and they needed access to fix it.
by filippos
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: New Scam
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: New Scam

The worrying thing is that, presumably, they are making money at this. Andrew I don't worry as they aren't making money from me. Most scams are patently obvious, like HMRC claiming, in an e-mail sent from Uzbekistan, that they owe you a refund or claiming that you owe several thousand in back taxes...
by filippos
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: New Scam
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: New Scam

Like peebee I've been getting these for months but use a mail protection program, Mailwasher. Like Warwick I've apparently been spamming myself from places like Kazakhstan (.kz) and one of the UK banks I use apparently has its mail servers in Oregon. I also received the same blackmail threat as Warw...
by filippos
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: cremation in Greece
Replies: 15
Views: 3795

Re: cremation in Greece

Jean wrote:Just read that too. 13 years after the law was passed. Looks like it could happen before we die.
Maybe for you youngsters.
by filippos
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cigarette smoke issue
Replies: 27
Views: 4593

Re: Cigarette smoke issue

... Then I gave up smoking 11 years ago and, wow, I immediately hated the smell and effect of smoking. ... After about six failed attempts per year I quit smoking (from 40+ daily) 31years ago. The first three days were horrendous but day four it was like turning off a tap and I haven't smoked since...
by filippos
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Package Delivery from UK
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

Package Delivery from UK

Great service. Bought a pair of hiking/trekking shoes online on Monday; order confirmed by e-mail 18:42 Monday with dispatch confirmed by e-mail just after midnight and again by SMS. The shoes were delivered today (Thursday) by DHL at 16:09, an order to delivery time of under 70hrs. Delivery was so ...
by filippos
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Cigarette smoke issue
Replies: 27
Views: 4593

Re: Cigarette smoke issue

It seems to me that in most tavernas, winter and summer, the smoking area is wherever smokers happen to be sitting. Many tavernas and cafés still put ashtrays on all tables but if there is an absence thereof staff will provide one if asked.
by filippos
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Life Certificate
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

Re: Life Certificate

From the leaflet accompanying the Life Certificate. Who can sign the Life Certificate? The person who signs the Life Certificate should not be related to you by birth or marriage, not live at the same address as you and should be a professional person or a person of good standing in the community. E...
by filippos
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: Driving Licences
Replies: 48
Views: 11753

Re: Driving Licences

It appears to be a genuine site for a driving school. It does have some Facebook tracking cookies so perhaps your anti-malware objects to them? Warwick I don't think it's the anti-malware but my system is set to block tracking cookies generally but I can specify selected sites to be allowed. There'...

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