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Inside MCC’s January 2015 eNewsletter:

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SCAM ALERT- Avoid the Top 5 Facebook Scams

Online scammers may be unscrupulous, manipulative, and deceitful, but they're also smart. They know where to find victims for their schemes to steal valuable data, identities, and money. One of the richest sources of unsuspecting targets is Facebook because so many people use it to share so much personal information. But these ploys can only work if you cooperate by clicking on their fraudulent messages. There are numerous ways for scammers to "getcha" on Facebook. Here are a few of the most common "don't click" scenarios:

1. Profile Views and Blocks. You may see a message promising access to information about who has viewed your profile or who has blocked you from their profile. In reality, this information never has been and likely never will be available to Facebook users.

2. Profile Color Change. Facebook doesn't provide a way to change the color of your profile but these messages claim you can do just that. Don't fall for it!

3. Free Items. This scam's messages promise you will receive free gift cards, tickets, clothing, electronics, and other items if you complete a survey. You won't.

4. Facebook Security. As with your email account, you should never respond to supposed security representatives asking for your login credentials. Once they can get into your account, scammers can create any number of serious problems.

5. Celebrity News. Gossip messages about the rich and famous -- including fake death notices, and other "OMG" type stories -- are used as click bait. Steer clear!

As time goes on, Internet scammers are becoming more sophisticated, and so should you.


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GO PINTEREST-ING! - Cool Stuff to Pin on Your Pinterest Boards

Quick Hot Chocolate For Cold Winter Days

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Slow Cooker Dinners Make Dinner A Snap

Guests Will Get A Kick Out Of These Footballs


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FEATURED MOBILE APPS - These Are Well Worth A Look

Overdrive - Free
Love to read? Then you'll love this app, which lets you borrow thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, and videos from your local library.
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Vine - Free
Vine allows you to record and share six-second looping videos. Interact with friends, browse videos from other users, or share your creations on Facebook or Twitter.
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SITES OF THE MONTH - Great Sites to Check Out in January

Site of the month thumbnail image Major Life Events Can Affect Your Taxes
When you're caught up in the joy of a baby, marriage, or new house—or in the challenges of divorce, bankruptcy, or a natural disaster—the last thing you're probably thinking about is taxes. But these types of situations can have a significant tax impact. Visit this site to learn more.

Site of the month thumbnail image Tools To Get Fit, All in One Place
FitDay can help you meet your weight loss goals with several helpful tools: articles that focus on the challenges of weight loss, a dietician to create a custom health plan, a calorie counter to track calorie intake, and a mobile app to keep track on the go.

Site of the month thumbnail image Secure Online Financial Tracking
Time to get your finances in order? With Mint, you can categorize and budget to achieve your financial goals. This online application allows you to see your cash, credit card, loan, and investment accounts all in one place. You can also organize your bills and get alerts when they're due.

Site of the month thumbnail image Get And Stay Organized
From financial files to kids' toys to upcoming events, the Unclutterer can help you unclutter your life! This practical blog offers advice in numerous areas including kitchen, garage, and travel. For example, learn how to sort out your recipes, prepare yard tools for spring, or make the most of airport waiting time.


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  • Clackamas County Sherriff’s Posse 2015 Barrel Racing Event.
  • Molalla Mat Club 2014 annual tournament.
  • 2015 FRS Youth Tour.
  • Meal program at Molalla Adult Center.
  • Mulino Elementary.
  • Molalla FFA Alumni Annual Auction and Dinner event.


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TWO TO VIEW - Amazing Videos You Don’t Want to Miss

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Discover The Secret Of This Optical Illusion
Here's a great reminder that things aren't always what they seem. The dots appear to be moving in circles but are actually moving in straight lines.

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See How Wolves Transform A Landscape
This fascinating presentation shows how the reintroduction of just a few wolves into Yellowstone National Park in 1995 dramatically changed its ecosystem and geography.


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THIS MONTH’S FAQ - What Do the Terms "Digital Native" and "Digital Immigrant" Mean?

Question: I've heard the terms "digital native" and "digital immigrant" but I don't know what they mean. Can you explain?

Answer: The terms "digital native" and "digital immigrant" both refer to how much of their lives people have spent in the digital world. Digital natives are those who have been interacting with digital devices, and especially the Internet, all their lives and feel comfortable with this technology. Digital natives are usually people in Generation Y and younger.

Digital immigrants are typically people belonging to Generation X and previous generations, who experienced life before the Internet. These folks may have grown up with TV, video games, and early computers but were introduced to the Internet as teens or adults. They have adapted to the Internet and related technologies but the interaction isn't as comfortable as it is for younger users.


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- Your MCC Team

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