Scam Warning – Beware Of Fake BBB Emails
Businesses and consumers across the country
are being hit by an ongoing email scam that appears to be from the Better
Business Bureau (BBB). The fake emails started late last year and have gone
through a number of variations since then.
In one, people report receiving phone calls—in addition to emails—from
scammers claiming to be from the BBB. These callers offer help to remove a
virus from the recipient's computer. They claim the computer was infected
when the owner downloaded a virus from an email scam using the BBB name. The
BBB is cautioning not to give out any personal information to callers or to
install or download any software they recommend.
Should you receive a suspicious email identified as being from the BBB, don't
click on any links or open any attachments; doing so could unleash a virus.
You can test the links by using your mouse to hover over them. The
destination of the links will appear in a small pop-up box next to the link
or at the bottom of the screen. If the email is a scam, the website shown
will not be a BBB.org URL. After you've
confirmed the email you received is a scam, the BBB has asked that you
forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
and delete it from your inbox. Also, make sure your virus software is up to
date and run a virus scan.
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High Tech Advantages In The Desert
Back in February (click
here to review this article) I wrote about my (Brad) visit to the
SuperNAP in Las Vegas and the benefits that MVT Internet customers receive
because of our presence there. MVT Internet has been at the SuperNAP since
2008, shortly after it opened for business. At MVT Internet we strive to give
our customers the best Internet experience possible.
Recently Channel 8 News in Las Vegas did a story on the SuperNAP that reinforces
our February article. This story points out some of the advantages Las Vegas
offers many of the world's high tech companies. Click here to
watch this very interesting story.
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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To
Gizmo the cat just can't get enough, flushing the toilet again and again
and again. Who knew swirling water was so fascinating? Perhaps Gizmo's
owners should get this cat interested in cleaning the toilet as well.
"I Feel Happy
After learning to ride his bike, this young boy gives an impromptu speech
of celebration and inspiration. His sweet words contain lessons for all of
us about continuing to practice in order to "get better and better at
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This Month's FAQ – What Should I Do When I've Been Hacked On
Question: What should I do when I've been hacked on Facebook?
Answer: First of all, we're sorry to hear you've been the victim of a
"Facecrook." You probably discovered the problem when you were
denied access to your Facebook page after the hacker changed your password.
But have no fear; you can reclaim your account and get your Facebook life
back in order.
You'll need to reset your password and make sure it's secure. If you're not
logged in, you can reset your password by clicking the "Forgot your
password?" link on the Facebook login page.
If you're already logged in, you can reset your password by going to your
Account Settings page located in the Account drop-down menu at the top of
every Facebook page.
When choosing a new password:
- Use a combination of at least six numbers, letters,
and punctuation marks.
- Don't pick a word from the dictionary.
- Don't pick something you've used as a password on
To reduce your
chances of getting hacked again, be careful before signing up for a new
Facebook application; they are often the gateway to these kinds of problems.
In particular, watch out for applications with "too good to be
true" promises as well as those that request you invite half of your
friends before you get full functionality.
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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In April
Go Easy On Your Eyes
protectyourvision.org – With
heavy computer use can come Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), which commonly
results in symptoms such as eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision, and dry
eyes. To help prevent these problems, take a look at this site. You can set
up your choice of automatic signals to remind you to periodically take a
break from the computer screen and rest your eyes.
What's Up With Upcoming Movies?
moviepilot.com – What
movies are coming to theaters? And what will they be like? Here's a very
convenient resource for movie fans that lets you search by theme
channels—all the way from Action to Zombies. Read plot summaries, find out
where the movie is in the production process, and discover whether it's
expected to be "Hot" or "Not".
Tips to Improve Gas Mileage
fueleconomy.gov – In
light of rising gas prices, now's a good time to learn how to drive down
your costs through better gas mileage. This U.S. Department of Energy site
offers tips on how to drive more efficiently, keep your car in shape, plan
and combine trips, and choose a more efficient vehicle. There's also a
Fuel-Saving Tip of the Week.
Titanic's 100th Anniversary
photos.denverpost.com – This
April marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Here you
can browse through a poignant photo gallery of artifacts retrieved from the
Titanic, some of which will be auctioned by Guernsey's Auction House this
month. The images include a section of the hull, china, jewelry,
spectacles, and a chef's hat.
Lighten Up Spring Meals
www.simpleanddelicious.com – Going
from winter to spring isn't just about changing your wardrobe. It's also an
opportunity to make seasonal revisions to your meals. Now that it's spring,
check out the refreshing ideas on this site for lighter menus that take
advantage of the grill and encourage you to pile on the produce. How about
a Primavera Stuffed Tomato or a Honey-Raspberry Parfait?
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Short Tutorial – Setting Up A Pinterest Account And Starting
Pinterest is an online pinboard that
lets you organize and share images of your favorite things—from baked goods
to craft projects to inspiring quotes. It's an invitation-only website, so to
get started using it you need to ask a friend who's already on the site to
invite you. Once you receive your email invitation, click the link to set up
your account. The Pinterest wizard will take you through the following steps:
1. Choose a sign-in method. Use your Facebook or Twitter login to
automatically connect to those accounts. Your Pinterest activity will show up
there. For an account without connections, use a unique Pinterest user name
2. Choose topics of interest. Your choices dictate what shows up in your
home page Pinterest feed.
3. Choose a few people to follow. Pinterest makes suggestions from your other
social networking accounts.
4. Set up your first pinboards. Use the default names or change them to
ones of your own creation. You can edit pinboards and names anytime in the
Once you've set up
your Pinterest account, here's what to do to begin pinning:
1. Browse other people's pinboards to get ideas before you start pinning
yourself. Use Follow buttons to find and follow people and pinboards. Hover
over a pin to Repin, Like, or Comment on other people's pins. For more
options, click on the image. You can send the image to your Facebook or
Twitter feeds, or easily embed the image in your own website.
2. Add the Pin It button to your browser so you can start pinning. You'll find a
tutorial in the About menu. Using the Pin It button automatically embeds the
address of the website into the pin so followers can find the original image
and information about it.
3. Press the Pin It button while browsing. Pinterest will show you the images you can
pin from that page. Choose the one you want and click on it. It will give you
a chance to choose a pinboard and add a comment. Use the @ symbol before a
name to mention Pinterest friends; they'll receive a notice.
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