April Newsletter 2012
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Beware Of Fake BBB Emails
3 Months FREE HD or FREE DVR Service
Terrific Tips in Spring Issue of Website Compass
Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
This Month's FAQ
What Should I Do When I've Been Hacked On Facebook?
Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In April
Setting Up A Pinterest Account And Starting To Pin
Hello GBTA.net Internet Subscribers
April showers may bring May flowers but they can also rain on your parade. Likewise, this April issue contains a mixture of "clouds" to watch out for and colorful opportunities to enjoy. It begins with a warning about fake BBB emails and tells you how to spot them in order to avoid phishing scams. We also include advice on what to do if you've been hacked on Facebook. The forecast is all sunny for the rest of the issue, where you'll find adorable videos, cool websites, and a beginner's guide to Pinterest.
The goal of each of our eNewsletters is to keep our subscribers informed regarding their Internet connection and to improve their Internet experience. We think you'll find this information interesting.
To see what's inside this issue, simply scroll down the eNewsletter or click on the links within the index to the left. Thanks for reading!
- The GBTA.net Internet Team
Businesses and consumers across the country are being hit by an ongoing email scam that appears to be from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The fake emails started late last year and have gone through a number of variations since then.
In one, people report receiving phone calls—in addition to emails—from scammers claiming to be from the BBB. These callers offer help to remove a virus from the recipient's computer. They claim the computer was infected when the owner downloaded a virus from an email scam using the BBB name. The BBB is cautioning not to give out any personal information to callers or to install or download any software they recommend.
It's Back!!! Our special was so popular last month, we have repeated it again for one more month—except we made it even better! If you didn't take advantage of our HD-DVR special in March, you have the month of April to get in on the savings. We are offering our HD service, regularly $12.49/month, and/or our DVRs, regularly $19.95/month, FREE for 3 months*. If you already have these services, you know how great they are. Well, you are not left out on this special either—*if you refer another customer and they connect to either of these services, we will give you another month of your service FREE! Just fill out the coupon included in your April bill and mail it in.
HD is short for high definition. In order to receive programming in HD, you must have an HD-capable television along with our HD service, which includes our HD set-top box or DVR. The picture and sound quality of HD is unbelievable! DVR (digital video recorder) allows you to record, pause, back up, and save your favorite shows. You can even record one while you are watching another. Our customers tell us if you ever have one, you will never be without one again! Take advantage of these specials during April - when it's over, this time it's over!
*Certain restrictions apply. See store for details.
Click on the cover image to flip through the pages of the Branded Online "Flip" Version of our Website Compass magazine. We provide this free quarterly publication as a valued-added bonus for being one of our Internet customers. The Spring 2012 issue is filled with fresh ideas and information to help you make the most of your online activities:
Question: What should I do when I've been hacked on Facebook?
Answer: First of all, we're sorry to hear you've been the victim of a "Facecrook." You probably discovered the problem when you were denied access to your Facebook page after the hacker changed your password. But have no fear; you can reclaim your account and get your Facebook life back in order.
You'll need to reset your password and make sure it's secure. If you're not logged in, you can reset your password by clicking the "Forgot your password?" link on the Facebook login page.
If you're already logged in, you can reset your password by going to your Account Settings page located in the Account drop-down menu at the top of every Facebook page.
When choosing a new password:
Pinterest is an online pinboard that lets you organize and share images of your favorite things—from baked goods to craft projects to inspiring quotes. It's an invitation-only website, so to get started using it you need to ask a friend who's already on the site to invite you. Once you receive your email invitation, click the link to set up your account. The Pinterest wizard will take you through the following steps:
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