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Inside MCC’s July 2015 eNewsletter:

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SCAM ALERT- "Shocking Video" Scams on Facebook

The latest Facebook scam gets your attention with intriguing titles about "shocking," "exclusive," or "breaking news" stories. The messages may appear as posts from your friends, which provides an incentive to trust the accompanying link.

However, when you click, a number of things may happen:

1. You get asked to give permissions to an app that will play the video. This app may create automatic posts in your profile that ask others to view it.

2. You get asked to take a survey before you're shown the video. The information collected is sent to marketers who use it to bother you with phone calls, emails, or other unwanted contact.

3. You get asked to upgrade your video software. The downloaded "upgrade" may actually be malware that can infect your computer with a virus.

4. You never see the video because there really isn't one. However, there may be an image that matches the headline and includes the familiar "play" (triangle pointing to the right) icon.

Rule number one in avoiding this scam is, "Don't be fooled." If the headline seems too fantastic to be true, it probably is. Remember that legitimate video sources want views on their sites, and will not prevent you from accessing them with requests for you to download software or provide personal information. If you have to jump through any hoops before seeing the video, it's probably not worth the effort, and could even be harmful to your privacy or your computer.

If you do get trapped before you realize what's happening, be sure to remove any posts you personally didn't put on your profile, and also remove any apps you've given permissions to. Finally, if you really can't resist seeing the "shocking" video about a zookeeper swallowed by a snake, leave Facebook and search for it on YouTube or Google.


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

15 Easy Summer Grilling Recipes

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Scrumptious No-Bake Treats

DIY Hammock Bed For Lazy Summer Days


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FEATURED MOBILE APPS - These Are Well Worth A Look

This app helps you make great-looking collages for Instagram. It comes with templates, filters, stickers, frames, backgrounds, and more for fun with photos.
Learn more here... http://www.cmcm.com/en-us/photo-grid/

Google Earth
With this app, you can see shots of Earth, as well as the moon, Mars, the sky, and the ocean. Or view fascinating historical imagery.
Learn more here... http://www.google.com/intl/en/earth/explore/products/

Candy Crush Soda Saga
Download the latest version, which lets you match your way through new adventures of delicious gameplay.
Learn more here... http://candycrushsodasaga.com/


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

Site of the month thumbnail image Go Outside And Play
Interactions with nature are key for developing an appreciation for the environment, and this site invites readers to make a pledge to "go outside and play!" It also provides great resources to help you do it, like tips for nature walking, family-friendly wilderness fun, camping, and cooking.

Site of the month thumbnail image Add To Your Music Knowledge
If you love music, you'll love this site, which offers a wide range of musical information. Watch videos of "songs trending this week," or test your knowledge with music quizzes. Check out the top 100 song charts going all the way back to the 1900s, or find out what song was #1 the day you were born.

Site of the month thumbnail image Give Your Oven A Summer Break
With warm summer weather, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. But, you can still eat well by following the recipes on this site. You'll find plenty of hearty and refreshing dishes that are as delicious as they are easy to prepare.

Site of the month thumbnail image Makeover Your Table
What do flowers, cabbage, strips of paper, and lollipops have in common? You can use them all to make fun, easy centerpieces to add color and whimsy to your table the next time you entertain. This Real Simple gallery gives you great ideas for all kinds of occasions.


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  • Molalla High School Crier newspaper.
  • Molalla High School Singing Christmas Tree program.
  • Molalla Buckeroo rodeo.
  • Future Feyrer Park BBQ shelter.
  • Molalla Food, Wine, Beer, and Music Festival.
  • 2015 Molalla High School Boosters Orange and Black Auction.
  • Emergency kits for the Clackamas County Social Services Emergency Preparedness event.
  • Sponsorship of the 2015 Molalla Relay for Life.
  • Backpack Buddies program for March sales of the MCC Fastest Internet Pizza at Passadores Pizzeria.
  • Molalla High School Baseball summer league.
  • Molalla Foothills Freedom 5k and Molalla River Trail Race.
  • Rural Dell Parents Club Bingo Night fundraiser.
  • Molalla High School Graduation Party.
  • Country Christian Annual Auction and Dinner.
  • Colton Easter Egg Hunt.


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

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Dog Wants A Kitty
Watch the suspense as this "talking" dog tries to discover whether or not his owner brought home a kitten for him to play with.

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They Grow Up So Fast
Through a series of clips, this video portrait highlights the similarities and differences of a young girl going from newborn to age 12.


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This Month's FAQ - What Do I Do If My Twitter Account Has Been Hacked?

Question: I've seen some tweets that I didn't post, and I suspect my Twitter account has been hacked. How can I know for sure, and what can I do about it?

Answer: Often Twitter hacking is evident from tweets you didn't post, as with your situation, or direct messages sent from your account, email changes, or other activity that you didn't authorize. If you even suspect your account has been hacked, follow the steps below:

1. Request a password reset. Use the password reset form within Twitter, and check for the reset email at the address associated with your Twitter account. Log on and immediately reset your password to one you'll remember.

2. Revoke connections to third-party applications. To do this, visit the Apps section in your settings. Remove access for any third-party applications you don't recognize. Then, update your password in remaining third-party applications.

3. Log out of Twitter on your phone or other devices. Next time you log on, you'll be asked to provide the new password.

4. If you still need help, contact Twitter Support.


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Best regards,

- Your MCC Team

Molalla Communications Company

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