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Inside MCC’s February 2015 eNewsletter:

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STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES - Scholarships and Youth Tour

 

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LOCAL FEATURED BUSINESS - Tan Republic

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SCAM ALERT- Watch Out For Tech Support Scams

When you communicate with tech support, you want them to help you solve computer problems, not create them! Yet, that's exactly what scammers pretending to be tech support personnel are doing.

Here's how it works: Pop-up ads claiming to sell fixes for your computer lead you to a website to download the software. The website includes a phone number for you to call to "register" the software. When you call, the person on the other end of the line requests information, such as passwords or remote access to your computer. Using remote access, they "examine" your computer and tell you that it has problems that need additional "solutions." They then ask for your credit card number to purchase these so-called solutions that don't actually do anything. While they're at it, they may infect your computer with malware or use your financial information to commit credit card fraud.

In a variation of this scam, tricksters call you and claim that they're on the tech support team at Microsoft or another well-known company. They go through the same process of accessing your computer, getting credit card or other information, and then causing trouble.

To protect yourself, follow these tips:

~Never give access to your computer to someone who calls you out of the blue.

~To contact tech support, call the number you already have for your hardware or software.

~Never provide credit card information, passwords, or other sensitive data to someone claiming to be a tech support representative.

~Protect your computer from viruses.

~Learn how to avoid identity theft.

If you fear you may already have been a victim, check your computer for malware, change passwords you may have given out, and reverse any associated credit card charges.

 

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

Colorful And Delicious Valentine's Day Treat
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Chomp On Chewy Chocolate Cherry
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Ordinary Lampshade Becomes Night Sky
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FEATURED MOBILE APPS - These Are Well Worth A Look

GasBuddy - Free
Whether gas prices are up or down, GasBuddy helps you find the cheapest place close to your location to fill up. You can also earn points by reporting gas prices.
Learn more here... http://www.gasbuddy.com/GasBuddyMobileApps.aspx

Trivia Crack - Free
Test your knowledge of art, science, sports, geography, history, and entertainment. Play against friends or random opponents, then track your wins and stats.
Learn more here... http://www.triviacrack.com/en

Tagwhat - Free
Get "hyperlocal" information -- from other users and online sources -- about deals and events from places near your location, anywhere in the world.
Learn more here... http://www.tagwhat.com/index.php

 

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SITES OF THE MONTH - Great Sites to Check Out in February

Site of the month thumbnail image Scout Out A New Neighborhood
http://neighborhoodscout.com/
Looking for a new city to call home? Check out this site first. Simply use the easy interface to learn about things like affordability, school system quality, average home values, and demographics. When you're ready for the next step, you have the option of being matched with a real estate agent.

Site of the month thumbnail image Find Solutions To Product Problems
http://manualsonline.com/
Sometimes a product problem is easy to fix -- if you know how to find the solution. ManualsOnline provides access to over 700,000 product manuals so you can quickly solve problems. For a human touch, access the user community. You can also sign up for helpful product-specific newsletters and tools.

Site of the month thumbnail image Get Your Foodie Fix
http://restaurant.org/News-Research/Research/What-s-Hot
Move over, Iron Chef! Members of the American Culinary Federation have offered their views on the hottest menu trends for 2015, and this National Restaurant Association site reveals the results. Watch the video for an overview or read one of several PDFs and articles to get detailed "what's hot" info.

 

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RECENT MCC SPONSORSHIPS - Community Support

  • Molalla Kiwanis.
  • MHS Baseball scoreboard.
  • MHS newspaper, The Molalla Crier.
  • Molalla Youth Sports / the Molalla Hoopsters basketball team.
  • Molalla High School dance team at the state tournament.
  • Molalla Communities That Care.
  • Molalla River Academy annual fundraising auction and dinner.
  • 2015 FRS Washington D.C. youth tour for two local students.
  • 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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Cop Sings Along to Taylor Swift Song
While on patrol, a cop sings and moves to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," and his arresting version of the hit song is caught on the dashcam.

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Even Top Athletes Need A Lift
Forget water, Gatorade, and the other usual sports drinks. Serena Williams confirms that it's allowed, then orders an espresso during a tennis match.

 

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SHORT TUTORIAL - How to Perform A Search On Twitter

Your Twitter timeline is great for helping you stay updated, entertained, and connected. But did you know you can also search the entire Twitterverse for information? Here's how it works:

~Locate the search box at the top of your Twitter home page or app.

~Type in your search term and enter.

~The results will reflect everything on Twitter, including tweets and users.

~In the full version, narrow the results by choosing from the selections in the left-hand column. If you're using the app, view these selections by tapping the "refine results" icon at the top of your screen.

~As an alternative search method, click or tap a hashtag within a tweet to find all tweets with the same hashtag.

With 300,000 new tweets posted each minute, it's likely you'll find what you're looking for!

 

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Best regards,

- Your MCC Team

Molalla Communications Company

211 Robbins Street, Molalla, Oregon 97038
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