News

Scam warning

We have recently learned that a few members have received emails which are scams. We are not sure of the extent of the problem, so are asking you to be on your guard.

If you receive an email which says it is from a fellow U3A member, and which asks you to purchase a gift card for them or send them money, please ignore the email and delete it. It is a scam.

Please do not purchase a gift card or send money. Do not open any links or attachments in the email. Delete it immediately.

Here is an example of one email. The address that has been used is a genuine member’s address.

The following text is an example of the second email from the scammer, received after a reply had been sent to the first email.

‘It’s my niece birthday and I need to get her Apple gift card, but I can’t do this now because I’m currently traveling out of town. I’ve tried purchasing online, unfortunately no luck with that. Could you get it from any store around you? I’ll refund as soon as I get back
 
Please let me know if you can handle this .
 
Thanks

[name of member]’

Seniors Concert 2024

The 2024 Seniors Concert will be held on 19 October at the Senior Citizens Hall, Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe.

Website Art Competition

Congratulations to the four winners of our Website Art Competition and sincere thanks to all who submitted entries.

These images will be used as background to the website, changing every term.

Jenny Holmes
Beach
Mixed Media

Hazel Jones
Butterfly and Rose
Cross Stitch

Marianne Prell
Walk at the Beach
Watercolour

Cath Voysey
Fishing off Suttons
Watercolour

  • Cath Voysey: Watercolour

Each winner has won a prize of $50 and their artworks will be rotated as backgrounds to the website.

Scam warning

U3A Redcliffe email addresses are being used in a phishing scam. The message looks similar to the one below.

If you receive an email that looks like this delete it immediately and do not click on any links.

You can read more about this scam here.