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If you get an e-mail that appears to be from PayPal, take a very close look. A number of new PayPal scam e-mails have been circulating recently. These fraudulent messages typically use the salutation "Dear PayPal User" or "Dear PayPal Member" and tell you there's a problem with your PayPal account or the PayPal computer system. The scammers then ask you to download an attachment or software program and resubmit your personal account information.
Below is an actual PayPal scam e-mail message:
This kind of scam has been around for a long time and resurfaces periodically. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself:
If you receive a PayPal scam e-mail, forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. PayPal will immediately work to shut down the scam site. You can also forward the e-mail to email@example.com. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will place your e-mail in a database and use the combined information to track down and prosecute the scammer/spammers.
For more information, visit https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/fraud-prevention-outside.
Every month in the space entitled "Great Sites To Check Out This Month" this newsletter suggests four or five interesting websites for you to visit. These sites are often entertaining and informative, but there is another one that you should check out as well. When was the last time you clicked on the 3 Rivers Communications logo in the upper left corner of this newsletter to visit 3rivers.net? If it has been awhile, you should do it today.
This site contains up-to-date product and pricing information on every service 3 Rivers provides, from dial-up, DSL and satellite Internet through local and long distance telephone, even DIRECTV satellite television. The News and Products sections on the homepage will steer you to new services provided by 3 Rivers or special offers, such as the recent price reduction on Caller ID on Call Waiting. There are instruction guides for using your voicemail and other phone features, comprehensive FAQ pages for Internet and telephone, support pages and links, service area information, and much more.
The goal of 3rivers.net is to provide you with all the information you need about 3 Rivers Communications and its services. After you've visited the site, feel free to send 3 Rivers an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments on how it can be improved or suggestions on what additional information you would like to see.
Question: There is almost always an "http" in front of the "www" in Web addresses. What does the "http" mean?
Answer: The ubiquitous "http" that precedes nearly every web address is an acronym for HyperText Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the set of computing rules that governs how all data are transmitted and received on the World Wide Web. The "http://" you see before a web address lets your browser know to display the document in HTTP format and that the document is HTTP-compatible.
Every interaction among Web browser software and Web-hosting servers is governed by this protocol. In short, HyperText Transfer Protocol makes the Web, the Web.
Ahoy Mateys! Climb Aboard If Ye Dare!
http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/pirates - If ye be seeking intrigue, special effects, and charming comedy, get ye to the theater soon. Opening this month is the epic tale Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, the sequel to 2003's The Curse of the Black Pearl. This Walt Disney Pictures' film reunites Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley, and chronicles the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. Hooked on pirate lore? Explore this site and try your hand at plundering the latest treasure. Rated PG-13.
America's "Grass Roots" Motorsport
http://www.letsmow.com - Lawn mower racing, transported from Britain by the STA-BIL fuel stabilizer people as a tongue-in-cheek PR gimmick, is "spreading like untreated crabgrass," says Bruce Kaufman, president of the 700-member U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association (USLMRA). Racers remove the cutting blades from riding mowers and compete on soccer fields and baseball diamonds across the U.S. If you think you have what it takes to be a Turfinator or Lawn Ranger, visit this official site of the USLMRA. You'll find racing schedules, rules, and membership information. Go ahead -- the mow the merrier.
Find the Perfect Place to Volunteer
http://www.volunteermatch.org - Have some free time on your hands this summer? This site puts hundreds of volunteer opportunities at your fingertips. VolunteerMatch is the largest online network of participating nonprofits, designed to match groups that need help with people who want to help. Search by location, interest, or skill and get a list of volunteer opportunities in your area. You can even find virtual volunteer positions that let you work from your home computer. Be sure to check out the Volunteer Spotlight page for inspiring stories from around the country.
Silly Summer Celebrations
http://www.brownielocks.com/month2.html - Sure, we all know July 4th is Independence Day. But did you know July 24th is Cousins Day, July 27th is Take Your Houseplant For A Walk Day, and July 28th is National Milk Chocolate Day? Time to mark your calendar with the help of this fun little site, dedicated to listing bizarre, crazy, silly, and unknown holidays. Wondering how to celebrate these occasions? Perhaps with a barbeque, since July is National Grilling Month.
A Home Run of Fun - Hall of Fame Weekend
http://baseballhalloffame.org - On July 30th, the 2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will honor Bruce Sutter and 17 players and executives from the Negro leagues and pre-Negro leagues. Open to the public and free of charge, this event is the highlight of an action-packed weekend for baseball fans in Cooperstown, NY. Attend a free baseball game, compete in a trivia contest, even sign your kids up for a skills clinic with Major League Baseball players. Hit this site for all the details, including a look at the newly renovated museum featuring interactive exhibits that test your baseball knowledge.
Remember when managing your e-mail was simple? You only received a few messages each day so you could just delete the ones you didn't want and drag the rest into one "Save" folder. But times have changed — now you may be getting dozens of e-mail messages daily from friends, family, co-workers, online subscriptions, and, unfortunately, spammers. The solution is to create new folders to save e-mail messages in an organized way, and create message rules that will automatically sort e-mail into these folders. Here's how to do it:
Outlook Express Users
Creating a New E-mail Folder in Outlook Express
Manually Sorting Old E-mail into Folders in Outlook Express
Sorting New E-mail into Folders Using Rules in Outlook Express
Creating a New E-mail Folder in Thunderbird for the Macintosh and PC
Manually Sorting Old E-mail into Folders in Thunderbird for the Macintosh and PC
Sorting New E-mail into Folders Using Rules in Thunderbird for the Macintosh and PC
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