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Two To View – A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss

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"Uptown Funk" Goes Old School
This delightful video features dance scenes from old movies that somehow sync perfectly to the strains of the modern hit, "Uptown Funk."
  A New Perspective On Hockey
Hockey's fast pace makes it exciting to watch, and it's even more so when you see it from the on-ice perspective of NHL pro Sidney Crosby.


Whidbey Telecom News - Beware of Fake Whidbey Telecom Scam Surveys

Recently, we’ve been made aware of attempts to trick our customers into filling out fake surveys using our name/logo and the promise of cash or prizes to complete them. While some online surveys are legitimate and may be backed by some reward, this particular survey is a scam and is only attempting to gain your personal information.

Click the image to the right to see an example of this bogus survey.

Scams such as these often ask people to provide credit card or other personal details, which criminals can use to commit identity theft and other fraud.

How to Spot a Customer Survey Scam:

Don’t believe what you see. It’s easy to steal the colors, logos and header of an established organization. Scammers can also make links look like they lead to legitimate websites. They can even make emails appear to come from a different sender.

Legitimate businesses do not ask for credit card numbers or banking information on customer surveys. If they do ask for personal information, like an address or email, be sure there’s a link to their privacy policy.

When in doubt, do a quick web search. If the survey is a scam, you may find alerts or complaints from other consumers. The organization’s real website may have further information.

Watch out for a reward that’s too good to be true. If the survey is real, you may be entered in a drawing to win a gift card or receive a small discount off your next purchase. Few businesses can afford to give away $100 or more for completing a few questions.

If you find yourself unsure if a Whidbey Telecom offer is a scam or not, you can always contact our 24/7 Technical Support Team at 321-TECH(8324) or support@whidbey.net. They will be able to tell you immediately if a specific offer is legitimate or not.

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Featured Apps – These Three Are Well Worth A Look

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Google Photos
Google Photos stands out among photo storage services with amazing features including easy search, group albums, movies, GIFs, and timelines created from your photos.

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Star Wars
This stellar app offers you Star Wars-related announcements, themed weather forecasts, the ability to take a "selfie" with your favorite character, and much more.

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Kitchen Stories
With this yummy app, you can discover easy-to-cook recipes or add your own, watch helpful videos and photo instructions, and create your grocery shopping list.

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Scam Alert - Craigslist Email Scams


Go Pinterest-ing! – Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards

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Beautiful Valentine
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Make Your Own Cute Valentine's Day Card
 
Tasty Heart-Speckled
V-Day Cupcake Treats

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Sites Of The Month – Great Sites To Check Out In February

Tax Season Scams
irs.gov/uac/Tax-Scams-Consumer-Alerts – Tax season is yet another opportunity for scammers to do their thing. This IRS page shares information about scams to look out for including someone calling, claiming to be from the IRS, and telling you that you owe them money and how to pay it.
Get Ready For The Oscars
oscar.go.com – Consider this site your resource for all things gold! Leading up to the big event on February 28, you can get all the latest news about this year's nominations, host Chris Rock, memorable acceptance speeches, and, of course, the best celebrity fashion from past events.
Simply Recipes
simplyrecipes.com – This friendly site offers recipes from blogger Elise Bauer and her family. While each post tells a story, you can also search for information -- as you would on other food sites -- by the types of food you want to make. Featured sections include chicken, fish, gluten-free, vegetarian, and budget.
Mental Floss
mentalfloss.com – Many fun facts on a wide variety of topics can be found at the Mental Floss magazine site. Learn about science, economics, and show business, just to name a few. Check out the Job Secrets section to learn everything you ever wanted to know about bartenders, TSA agents, and more.


Short Tutorial / FAQ – What Can I Do To Improve My Home's Wi-Fi Speed?




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