Tax Fraud Alert, 3 Rivers' 60th, more!
3 Rivers is celebrating the 60th Anniversary as your telecommunications cooperative at our annual meeting this year, to be held March 18 at the Community Hall in Fairfield (details are in the latest issue of Currents). As usual, there will be plenty of gifts and door prizes given out at the meeting, but if you can’t make it, we will be drawing ten member’s names at random who will receive a $60 gift certificate towards their 3 Rivers bill.
Due to sun spot activity beginning February 28, TV viewers (3RTV customers and non-3RTV customers alike) will see degraded quality signals or brief outages on some channels each day through March 6. This disruption will last approximately 10 minutes. These outages will occur between 11:50 a.m. and 3:20 p.m., depending on the channel.
Ransomware, Supercookies and more!
3 Rivers has been informed of a telephone scam that may hit our customers. Calls are coming from area code 876 and tell the recipient that they are “a winner” but need to pay to collect their “winnings.” Click on the link below for more details and general warnings about telephone scams.
Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) and Discovery Education are bringing an exciting contest to rural schools in 3 Rivers’ service area. Students produce a 1-2 minute video which compares and contrasts their community with others around the world using Discovery Education online programming to aid in their research. 1st prize--a $2,500 technology grant for the classroom, a Discovery Education prize package and more!
New Year's Resolutions, Sites of the Month and more!
Due to increased programming costs, 3 Rivers finds it necessary to raise the prices on several of our 3RTV video packages. Increases range from 50₵ to $2.00 per month, depending on the package, effective February 1, 2013. A letter was sent to all 3 Rivers 3RTV video customers earlier in December with details. Please call 3 Rivers if you have any questions, or if you would like information specific for the packages to which you subscribe.
3 Rivers has received several phone calls from customers regarding an email headed "Alert!!!" which appears to be from 3 Rivers and warns about a "DGTFX virus." This email is a phishing scam--do not click on the link included in the email!
Holiday scams, cool websites, secure Facebook and more!