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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2018!

  🕛 Many thanks for all of your continued support in 2017, and may 2018 be an even better year than last! 🕛 🍻 🥂 🎊 🎻 From all at the Croft! Find out more and get regular updates on Facebook or Twitter

Holiday Opening Times

Festive Opening Times *Week commencing 25th of December 2017* Mon 25 – closed Tues 26 – closed Wed 27 – closed Thurs 28 – 10-2pm Fri 29 – 10-2pm *Week commencing 1st of January 2018* closed all week *Week commencing 8th of January 2018* Mon 8 – 12-2pm Tues 9 […]

online banking

Online Banking

I was listening to the news this morning regarding high street banks closing branches, and the topic of conversation came up about online banking and it’s usefulness.  Article on bank closures I was with RBS until they shut down branches in Callendar and Drymen, and now use online banking more […]

Phone Scam

Phone Scams on the Rise Again

Just to let you know there has been an increase in phone scams since the hacking story hit the news. Opportunistic scammers are using this to suggest your computer has been hacked, and you should pay them to sort it out. Again, please do not let these people on to […]

Broadband Speeds

The following poll/questionnaire is to gather some information on your broadband speed. You can test your speed using this site: www.speedtest.net and note the download speed. Speeds may vary at different times of day, so you could try various tests and get a mean speed. I’ve added extra options at […]

Microcroft Tech Tips

Tech Tips March 16

“I’m calling from Microsoft” Unfortunately, the scammers are still calling pretending to be from Microsoft etc, and doing some really nasty things when you refuse to give them money – like deleting all your files and password protecting your computer so you can no longer get access. Please remember: Microsoft […]

Kindle Update

link Have an Amazon Kindle that’s pre-2012? You need to read this Amazon security update locks out those who don’t update by 22 March Amazon’s Kindle range is fantastic, but if you want to stop your reader from becoming a brick, you’ll need to update it by 22 March. As […]

Ransomware Spike

Link Spike in ransomware spam prompts warnings Security firms are warning about a sudden “huge” surge in junk mail messages containing ransomware. The surge is being blamed on the group behind a novel strain of ransomware called Locky. One security firm reported that a version of Locky produced two weeks […]

Adobe Flash Player Patch

Link Adobe has issued an emergency patch for its Flash media player that closes loopholes in the widely used software. In its security advisory, Adobe said one of the bugs was being actively exploited in a “limited number of targeted attacks”. In total, the patch closes 23 separate security bugs […]

Card Payments

Card Payments now Accepted

We are now accepting credit and debit card payments while out and about. This will hopefully make things easier for you to pay without the need for cash or finding the cheque book. It will be fully secured and authorised as you would expect. We still accept payment by cash, […]