Scam Warning – Online Dating Can Pose Threats
Three major dating sites—Match.com,
eHarmony.com, and Spark Networks—recently announced they will start screening
for sexual predators, identity thieves, and scammers to try to increase
safety for users. While millions of people use dating sites to meet people,
and many forge successful relationships, criminals and scammers also use
these sites to meet potential victims.
This makes it a good time to review precautions to take if you participate in
online dating. For example, that wonderful looking profile may actually be a
fake if the person:
- wants to leave the dating site immediately and use
personal email or IM to communicate
- proclaims love instantly
- claims to be from the U.S. but is now traveling or
- plans to visit you but is prevented by a traumatic
event or a business deal gone sour
A common scheme for
these scammers is to build online relationships and eventually try to
convince you to send money in the name of love. Never wire money to cover
travel, medical emergencies, hotel bills, hospital bills for a child or other
relative, visas or other official documents, or losses from a temporary
financial setback. You may lose your heart on a dating site but you don't
have to lose your shirt as well.
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MVT Broadband Increasing Internet Speeds
MVT Broadband is eliminating our 1.5Mb, 5.0 Mb, and our
"Fast-up" 5Mb/2Mb-up offerings, and moving everyone into our new
bundle offerings. This change will put even our lowest speed offering
above the national
average for High Speed Internet (5.8 Mb) and all of our speed offerings
(except dial-up) will meet the Government's
definition for High Speed Internet of 4.0 Mb. No other Internet provider
in Moapa Valley can make this claim.
We will make this change as painless as possible for our customers. Shortly,
you will receive a formal notice in the mail. This notice will provide
details on your specific change and provide instructions on how to opt out if
you desire. Everyone will see a speed increase and most will see a slight
reduction in their bill. The speed increases will take place gradually over
the months of May and June, 2012. The billing changes will show up on your
July bill. In some cases, we will need to replace your DSL modem. If you have
an Aceex or Telmax modem and you will be moving to a speed higher than the 6
Mb speed, we will replace your modem at no cost. All Comtrend modems will
support the higher speeds. The table below is a good representation of how
your speed and bill will change.
We have lowered our bundle prices by $2.00 per bundle effective July 1, 2012.
Current 6, 10, and 15 Mb bundle customers will see this reduction in their
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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To
A Moving Tribute
to a Mother
Since May is the month in which we honor mothers, it seems fitting to share
this video about a young man's last moments with his. More than a million
people have viewed his heartfelt reminder to tell your mother, right now,
how much you love and appreciate her.
Push to Add Drama
TNT publicizes itself by saying, "We Know Drama." So it should
come as no surprise that TNT chose a very dramatic way to launch the
network in Belgium—a red button on a quiet square that, when pushed,
produced sirens, an ambulance mishap, street fights, and more.
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This Month's FAQ – What Is The Correct And Legal Way To Pin
Images On Pinterest?
Question: I recently got started with Pinterest and have been hearing
talk of copyright issues that has me a little worried. What is the correct
and legal way to pin images on Pinterest?
Answer: We went straight to the source on this one. Here's the
statement Pinterest released in April: "Pinterest values and respects
the rights of third party creators and content owners, and expects you to do
the same. You therefore agree that any User Content that you post to the
Service does not and will not violate any law or infringe the rights of any
third party, including without limitation any Intellectual Property Rights
(defined below), publicity rights or rights of privacy. We reserve the right,
but are not obligated, to remove User Content from the Service for any
reason, including User Content that we believe violates these Terms or the
Pinterest Acceptable Use Policy. It is important that you understand that you
are in the best position to know if the materials you post are legally
allowed. We therefore ask that you please be careful when deciding whether to
make User Content available on our Service, including whether you can pin or
re-pin User Content on your boards." You can visit http://pinterest.com/about/terms/
for more details.
It basically boils down to this—not all site owners want their images pinned.
How do you know if sites are okay with it? Pinterest now has some code in
their help section that site owners can add if they don't want to be pinned.
If you try to pin on a site with this code, you'll see a message stating that
the site owner doesn't want images to be pinned. Until this code is commonly
used though, the only way to know for sure is to ask. To be on the safe side,
you can look for the "pin it" button on sites; it lets you know
they are okay with their images being pinned.
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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In May
Enter The HGTV Green Home 2012 Giveaway
hgtv.com – This
year's HGTV Green Home in Georgia blends a farmhouse design with modern
amenities and eco-friendly features. For a chance to win this stunning home,
enter the sweepstakes by June 1, 2012.
Your Life Can Make Headlines
fodey.com – This
site is simply for fun. It lets you instantly generate your own
"newspaper clipping" with the headline and article text you
provide. You can then use the clipping on your Facebook page to announce
big news in a creative way.
Need A Facebook Cover?
coverjunction.com – If
you're still searching for the perfect cover image to use on your Timeline,
check out Cover Junction. It literally covers everything from A to Z (abstract
to zodiac) including cars, fashion, movies, quotes, and technology. You're
sure to find one that speaks to you.
Paws To Make You Say, "Ahh..."
cutestpaw.com – This site claims
to feature the cutest animal pictures around the world and it's hard to
argue with that. Whenever you need a quick pick-me-up, browse through its
adorable collection of cats, dogs, rabbits, and more. You can also share
your own animal pictures.
Neat Sweet Treats
cupcake-recipes.com – It's
a busy time of year for celebrations as family and friends gather for
events such as graduations and wedding showers. At this site, you'll find
lots of delicious and distinctive cupcake recipes to serve, along with
photos for decorating inspiration.
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Short Tutorial – Managing Your Facebook News Feed By Moving
Friends To An "Acquaintances" List
We all have some
Facebook friends that we barely know and never interact with but we don't
want to unfriend them. We just don't want to see their constant stream of
posts. Thankfully, Facebook has developed a tool to make it easier to
classify these people as acquaintances so you'll see fewer of their posts in
your News Feed. Facebook will even suggest which people you might want to
place in your "Acquaintances" list. To use this tool, simply follow
the steps below.
1. Log in to your Facebook account.
2. Go to your Friends page.
3. Select the "Acquaintances" list
and click "See All Suggestions."
4. Facebook will point out the individuals with
which you haven't interacted much lately, and allow you to add them to the
appropriate list with a click. You'll then see fewer of those individuals' posts
in your News Feed.
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