INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Watch For Fake "PayPal Account Deleted" Emails
Cell Phone Special Offer
A $0.99 DEAL
Cool Stuff To Pin On Your Pinterest Boards
This Month's FAQ
How Can I Find Out What's Being Said About Me Online?
Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In August
Two To View
A Couple Of Amazing Videos You Don't Want To Miss
How to Tweak Your Facebook News Feed
Hello prtel.com customers
It's August, which means many people are experiencing the dog days of summer. In light of this, we've included some canine content in this issue. Check out the "smiling lips" dog toy in the Pinterest section and the amazingly well-trained dog in one of the featured videos. By the way, since we do the research about online topics, you don't have to work like a dog to stay informed. Below is a Scam Alert about fake PayPal emails currently making the rounds and how to protect your personal information from being stolen. You'll also find useful tips on using Google Alert and managing your Facebook News Feed.
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 prtel.com Internet Team
Another spam campaign targeting PayPal users has recently been reported. The supposed email from PayPal claims that the user's account has been deleted. It offers the option to restore it by clicking the "Recover Account" button / link included in the email and entering the account email address and password into the login page to which the link leads. Don't do it! This page is a fake, designed to gather your personal information.
PayPal reminds its users of the following ways to avoid these types of scams:
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Question: My reputation is important to me so I'm concerned about the comments people may be posting that include my name. How can I find out what's being said about me online?
Answer: Fortunately, there's an easy way to find out. You simply need to put a Google Alert on your name to keep track of how often people are talking about you on the Web and what they're saying. This strategy can also be used by companies or other organizations.
It takes less than a minute to set up a Google Alert. Go to www.google.com/alerts and enter your name, and variations of your name, with quotation marks around it. Tell Alerts whether you want all results or just the high quality ones, when you want them delivered, and how you want them sent to you.
Have you had enough of annoying posts in your Facebook News Feed? Are there certain people, or certain types of posts, that you'd rather not make part of your everyday routine? You can tweak your News Feed in several different ways by following the steps below:
Hide Annoying Posts
If you see a post in your News Feed that you'd like to eliminate, click the arrow in the top right corner of the selected post and choose "Hide."
Block Content by Type
To block all photos from a specific Friend:
If a Friend's constant posts are clogging up your News Feed, navigate to the menu above and choose "Only important updates." From now on, you'll only see stories about his/her job, family, or relationship status.
To block all content from a specific Friend, choose "Unfollow" from the menu above. The Friend won't be notified, but might get suspicious if you stop commenting or miss an online announcement. For the sake of good relations, make occasional visits to his/her page and leave a comment.
Make Friends Into Acquaintances
Reclassifying a Friend as an Acquaintance on Facebook means you'll receive fewer updates and generally only important ones. To access Facebook's built-in acquaintance tool, hide any story from that Friend, then click "Organize your News Feed."
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Thanks for your business!
The prtel.com Internet Team
Park Region Telephone Co.
100 Main St
Underwood, MN 56586
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