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IN THIS ISSUE

SCAM ALERT
Watch For Fake "PayPal Account Deleted" Emails
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Whidbey Telecom News
WhidbeyTV Is Now Available!
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GO PINTEREST-ING!
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
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This Month's FAQ
How Can I Found Out What's Being Said About Me Online?
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Sites of the Month for August
Make sure you take a look at these helpful websites
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Two To View
A Couple of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
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Short Tutorial
How To Tweak Your Facebook News Feed
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Dear Valued Customer,

It's August, which means many people are experiencing the dog days of summer. In light of this, we've included some canine content in this issue. Check out the "smiling lips" dog toy in the Pinterest section and the amazingly well-trained dog in one of the featured videos. By the way, since we do the research about these online topics, you don't have to work like a dog to stay informed.

We're proud to announce that WhidbeyTV is now available in qualifying areas throughout greater South Whidbey. Read on to learn how to find out if WhidbeyTV available in your area. You'll also find a Scam Alert about fake PayPal emails currently making the rounds, how to protect your personal information from being stolen, useful tips on using Google Alert, and managing your Facebook News Feed.

We think you'll find the information contained in this newsletter to be a valuable tool for enhancing your Internet experience.

Here's what's inside our August eNewsletter:

  • SCAM ALERT
    Watch For Fake "PayPal Account Deleted" Emails

  • Whidbey Telecom News
    WhidbeyTV Is Now Available!

  • GO PINTEREST-ING!
    Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

  • This Month's FAQ
    How Can I Found Out What's Being Said About Me Online?

  • Sites of the Month
    Great Websites To Check Out In August

  • Two To View
    Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

  • Short Tutorial
    How To Tweak Your Facebook News Feed

We hope you enjoy our eNewsletter!

- Your Whidbey Telecom Team

 
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SCAM ALERT

Watch For Fake "PayPal Account Deleted" Emails

Another spam campaign targeting PayPal users has recently been reported. The supposed email from PayPal claims that the user's account has been deleted. It offers the option to restore it by clicking the "Recover Account" button / link included in the email and entering the account email address and password into the login page to which the link leads. Don't do it! This page is a fake, designed to gather your personal information.

PayPal reminds its users of the following ways to avoid these types of scams:

  • Log in safely: To log in to your PayPal account or access the PayPal website, open a new web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer or Firefox or Chrome) and type in the following: https://www.paypal.com/.
  • Check the email greeting: Emails from PayPal will always address you by your first and last name or the business name associated with your PayPal account. A PayPal scam email may include the salutation "Dear PayPal User" or "Dear PayPal Member."
  • Look out for attachments: PayPal emails will never ask you to download an attachment or a software program. An attachment found in a PayPal scam email will often contain a virus that can harm your computer or compromise your PayPal account.
  • Never give out personal information: If we require information from you, we will notify you in an email and request that you enter the information only after you have safely and securely logged in to your PayPal account.

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WHIDBEY TELECOM NEWS

WhidbeyTV Is Now Available!

We're proud to announce that WhidbeyTV is now available in qualifying areas throughout greater South Whidbey! WhidbeyTV offers a high-quality, high-value entertainment service that can also be bundled with our Voice and High Speed Internet services.

What makes WhidbeyTV different? Our platform allows for wireless set top boxes so you can have freedom where you watch TV. Our Whole Home DVR allows you to watch and record different programs in different rooms. You can even program your DVR from a smart phone or tablet! Fast channel change allows you to channel surf without the annoying delay. And coming soon…you'll get access to exclusive local features about South Whidbey events, people, and culture on our own local channels! Local content you won't find with any other provider. Plus, we are local, where approximately 68% of every dollar spent on a local company stays in our community.

Get these valuable features and more with WhidbeyTV:

  • More than 300 Digital Channels available including 90+ in HD!
  • 50 Digital Music Channels - continuous music with no ads and no talk.
  • Integrated "Whole Home" DVR - record and watch shows from anywhere in your home.
  • Video On Demand and Pay Per View events.
  • Fast channel change feature puts the fun back into channel surfing.
  • Local 24/7 support
  • Exclusive local content (coming soon)

Please visit our website - https://www.whidbeytel.com/products-services/whidbeytv - to learn more about WhidbeyTV. We're working on making more and more areas available to WhidbeyTV. Please give us a call to see if your home is ready – 360.321.1122.

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GO PINTEREST-ING!

Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

Deliciously Detailed Gumball Machines
http://pinterest.com/pin/291537775848536369/

When Life Hands You A Watermelon?
http://pinterest.com/pin/291537775848809328/

A Dog Toy To Make Everybody Smile
http://pinterest.com/pin/291537775848693696/

You haven't started pinning on Pinterest yet and you want to get started?
If so, https://pinterest.com/join/signup/ click here.

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ASK THE HELP DESK

How Can I Found Out What's Being Said About Me Online?

Question: My reputation is important to me so I'm concerned about the comments people may be posting that include my name. How can I find out what's being said about me online?

Answer: Fortunately, there's an easy way to find out. You simply need to put a Google Alert on your name to keep track of how often people are talking about you on the Web and what they're saying. This strategy can also be used by companies or other organizations.

It takes less than a minute to set up a Google Alert. Go to http://www.google.com/alerts and enter your name, and variations of your name, with quotation marks around it. Tell Alerts whether you want all results or just the high quality ones, when you want them delivered, and how you want them sent to you.

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SITES OF THE MONTH

Great Sites To Check Out In August

Pick Out New Picnic Recipes
http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/parties/picnics/
August is designated as Picnic Month. So if you need a reason to relax and dine on a blanket, now you have one. Check out this site for lots of picnic-perfect recipes such as Pretzel-Crusted "Fried" Chicken, Sweet Potato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing, and Shaker-Style Lemon Bars.

No Clue What's In Your C.L.U.E. Report?
https://personalreports.lexisnexis.com/fact_act_claims_bundle/landing.jsp
Your credit report isn't the only report that impacts financial decisions made about you. The Comprehensive Loss Underwriting Exchange or C.L.U.E. report shows insurers every auto or residential insurance claim you've been involved with for the past seven years. Get your free copy here.

Learn How To Clean Almost Anything
http://www.howtocleananything.com/
There's an art to cleaning. You need the right products, tools, and procedures to get rid of dirt without damaging the item. Find all the tips you need to safely clean your home, vehicles, animals, sporting goods, clothing, computer, food, and more. It's good clean fun!

Backpack Safety Means Weighing The Options
http://kidshealth.org/parent/positive/learning/backpack.html
Too-heavy backpacks are causing more children to suffer backaches. Before the school year starts, review the advice shared here on choosing the right backpacks, limiting the weight of contents, and wearing them safely. It's important information to help your kids or grandkids avoid unnecessary pain.

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TWO TO VIEW

A Couple of Amazing Videos You Don't Want to Miss

http://www.eNewsletterHome.com/_eNewsletter/2013/1308_VIDEO_A.htm

Jumpy The Dog Earns His Name
When given a command, Jumpy jumps into action and performs amazing tricks. He jumps off the top of a van and soars through the air. He performs a back flip. He catches a flying disc. He goes skateboarding. He even walks on his hind legs. What can your dog do?

http://www.eNewsletterHome.com/_eNewsletter/2013/1308_VIDEO_B.htm

See World's First Hover Golf Cart
Golf carts haven't changed much over the years -- until now! Bubba Watson and Oakley have created the world's first hovercraft golf cart. It's able to ride on a bubble of air and glide over any terrain including grass and sand, leaving no trace on the golf course.

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SHORT TUTORIAL

How To Tweak Your Facebook News Feed

Have you had enough of annoying posts in your Facebook News Feed? Are there certain people, or certain types of posts, that you'd rather not make part of your everyday routine? You can tweak your News Feed in several different ways by following the steps below.

Block Content by Type

To block all photos from a specific Friend:

  • Hide his/her post (see above), then hover your cursor over "Change what updates you get from (NAME)."
  • Deselect "Photos" from the drop-down list of post types.

See Only Important News

If a Friend's constant posts are clogging up your News Feed, navigate to the menu above and choose "Only important updates." From now on, you'll only see stories about his/her job, family, or relationship status.

Unfollow

To block all content from a specific Friend, choose "Unfollow" from the menu above. The Friend won't be notified, but might get suspicious if you stop commenting or miss an online announcement. For the sake of good relations, make occasional visits to his/her page and leave a comment.

Make Friends Into Acquaintances

Reclassifying a Friend as an Acquaintance on Facebook means you'll receive fewer updates and generally only important ones. To access Facebook's built-in acquaintance tool, hide any story from that Friend, then click "Organize your News Feed."

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We hope you found this eNewsletter to be informative. It's one of our ways of keeping you posted on news and information about our industry and our community. Thank you for the privilege of serving you!

Best regards,

Your Whidbey Telecom Team

We have used our best efforts in collecting and preparing the information published herein. However, we do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any and all liability for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions resulted from negligence, accident, or other causes.

©2013 Cornerstone Publishing Group Inc.

 


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