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Inside MCC’s July 2016 eNewsletter:

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SECURITY ALERT - Fake Surveys on Facebook

There are many Facebook scams that continue to make the rounds, and the "survey scam" is one of them. Here's how it works: Scammers hook you by getting you to click on a link to something they think you'll want. Typical ruses include celebrity gossip ("Have you seen what Justin Bieber did now -- OMG!"), offers for free items ("Win a FREE iPad!"), or nonexistent Facebook features ("See who's looking for you on Facebook!").

When you click the link, you're taken to a page requesting that you Like it and write a comment. This way, your Facebook friends will see it, too. Then you're asked to perform various other tasks, such as downloading Facebook applications or completing a survey (hence the name of the scam), which could ask for personal information. It may come as no surprise that what you don't get is access to the promised article, free item, or names of people who have looked you up on Facebook.

If you accidentally provided personal information, it might be used by scammers for various nefarious schemes. Be sure to check your financial accounts (and utilities like your phone bill) carefully. If you downloaded an application, it could be infected with a virus. Run a virus scan and observe your computer over the next few days for any hints of malfunction.

If you've fallen prey to this type of scam, take the following precautions as well:

1. Remove any posts in your Facebook newsfeed related to the scam.

2. Remove errant applications from your Facebook account.

3. Change your Facebook password.

4. Notify your Facebook friends of the scam.

Of course, the best prevention is avoiding the scam altogether. If you're tempted to click a link with an offer that sounds too good to be true, remember that it probably is, and don't click! (If you really need to find out what's happening with Justin Bieber, there are plenty of other websites for that.) Never give personal information to random sources. Finally, never download files to your computer if you're not sure what they are or who they're from.

Outsmart the scammers, and stay safe on Facebook!


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

Watermelon Popsicles Help Cool Off Summer

Delicious & Healthy Berry Kiwi Smoothie

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Kids Love Colorful Squirt Gun Painting


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FEATURED MOBILE APPS - These Are Well Worth A Look

A must-have for frequent travelers, GateGuru provides real-time flight information, details on amenities at each airport, weather forecasts, and discount car rentals.
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Sworkit is like a personal trainer in your pocket. Just select a type of workout and amount of time, then follow the video demonstrations for a power workout.
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SITES OF THE MONTH - Great Sites to Check Out in July

Site of the month thumbnail image Be Safe In The Sun
This site is packed with information about sun safety. Start with the quiz to find out how much you know, then head to the articles and image gallery to learn more. Finally, check out the section on protection, and you'll be ready for a summer full of fun in the sun without damaging your skin.

Site of the month thumbnail image Smart Gardening
Whether you started your garden weeks ago, or are just now thinking about putting in some plants, visit this site for great ideas about flowers, edibles, indoor plants, and more. Use the search tool to find specific plants, or check out the garden center directory to find garden centers near you.

Site of the month thumbnail image Future Of Food
Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family, such as dry beans, dry peas, chick peas, and lentils. Because they're extremely healthy -- and, as crops, planet friendly -- the United Nations has declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. Check out this site for information, recipes, and more.

Site of the month thumbnail image Lists To Love
Want to know how to burn more calories, arrange flowers, or be a better driver? This blog can help you learn all this and more. With dozens of life hacks to make each day a little easier, lists are categorized under Crafty, Food & Drink, Hair & Beauty, and Just for Fun.


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  • 4-H Project Livestock Auction
  • Molalla Historical society
  • Molalla High School Band department.
  • Molalla High School Theater department productions.
  • Mulino Elementary to support the Operation Backpack program.
  • Mulino Elementary for additional iPads.
  • 2016 Molalla Buckeroo Rodeo.
  • Molalla Communities That Care.
  • 2016 Cruizin-4-Life event.
  • 2016 MACC Fourth of July Giant Street Parade.
  • 2016 FRS Youth Tour to Washington D.C.
  • Country Christian High School Girls Basketball Summer Invitational tournament.
  • Molalla Police Department.
  • Molalla High School’s Share the Love.
  • 2016 Renaissance Public Academy events and fundraisers.
  • Molalla River Watch.
  • Molalla High School Summer Baseball program.
  • Foothills Freedom 5k and Molalla River Trail Race events for 2016.
  • Molalla Booster Club’s 2016 fundraising dinner and auction for MHS athletics.
  • Oregon Department of Forestry & Molalla Kiwanis Club Molalla Food Bank fundraising dinner and auction.
  • Rural Dell Parent Teacher Club.
  • Butte Creek School.
  • 2016 MHS Graduation party.
  • Molalla River Academy’s 2016 fundraiser dinner and auction.
  • 2016 Goat Mountain Gallop.
  • Wi-Fi setup for Molalla Relay for Life kickoff meeting.


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

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Gwen Stefani And Friends Carpool
Join what may be the funnest carpool ever with driver James Corden of The Late Show, and passengers Gwen Stefani, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts.

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Pokémon Go Fails
Pokémon Go continues to make headlines.

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SHORT TUTORIAL/FAQ - How Can I Increase The Size of Text on a Website?

Question: Sometimes reading online is hard when the text is very small. Is there a way to increase the size so I can see it better?

Answer: Yes, and it's very easy to do. Just follow these steps:

1. Before you start, find the "+" and "-" keys on your keyboard. They're usually up top, to the right of the numerals, and also on the numeric keypad on the very right of the keyboard.

2. Now, hold down the CTRL key (or the command key for Apple Macintosh users), and press "+" to make text larger.

3. If you've gone too far, simply hold down the CTRL key and press "-"

4. Keep in mind that in some cases the "+" and "-" keys on the numeric keypad may work better than those on the main part of the keyboard.

5. Use CTRL plus the zero key to return the text back to its original size.

Each system is different, and the above steps might not work for everyone. As an alternative, try this method: Hold down the CTRL key and spin your mouse scroll wheel forward or backward to make text larger or smaller.

There's no reason to be uncomfortable looking at too-small text online. Try these solutions, and happy reading!


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Best regards,

- Your MCC Team

Molalla Communications Company

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