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E-Mail Scam
The Best Buy E-mail Scam

Help is HERE!
From Polar

Ask The Help Desk
How Do I Make Changes To Documents That Have Been Sent As Attachments?

Sites Of The Month
Great Sites To Check Out In August!

Short Tutorial
Quickly Make A New Address Book Entry

 

 

Greetings from Polar's E-Connections Team

It's almost time for the kids to go back to school. However, learning new things is not just for the kids. The World Wide Web is filled with lots of information on most any subject imaginable. So hop online this month for some in-depth studying on a favorite subject and then impress your friends with your expansive knowledge!

The goal of each of our monthly eNewsletters is to keep our subscribers informed regarding their Internet connection and to improve their Internet experience. To meet this goal, each monthly newsletter will usually contain information related to:

  1. Warnings on a recent virus or e-mail hoax that may affect you
  2. An update on new services and other local interests
  3. An answer to a frequently asked Internet related question
  4. Some fun, seasonal websites to check out
  5. A short, step-by-step tutorial on an e-mail or browser related task

We think you'll find the information contained in this newsletter to be a valuable tool for enhancing your Internet experience. If, however, you'd prefer not to receive these bulletins on a monthly basis, click HERE.

To see what's inside this issue, take a look at the index to the left and thanks for reading!

- The E-Connections Team

E-Mail Scam - The Best Buy E-mail Scam

Best Buy, the Minnesota based electronics retailer, became the victim earlier this summer of a scam that has plagued many e-commerce sites. A scam e-mail message, which is not actually sent by Best Buy, ostensibly alerts recipients of the possible theft of their credit card number. The e-mail goes on to advise users to click on a link within the message that will direct them to the retailer's fraud department. This e-mail message is a scam!

The link within the fraudulent e-mail message shows "http://www.BestBuy.com/fraud_department.html." However, the link actually redirects the user to another site -- one not operated by Best Buy. This site asks the user for sensitive personal data including social security number and credit card information.

If you receive this fraudulent e-mail message, we encourage you to report it to the Internet Fraud Complaint Center at http://ifccfbi.gov. (This organization works in partnership with the Federal Bureau of Investigation - the FBI.) Alternatively, you can report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission, this country's consumer protection agency, at http://www.consumer.gov/idtheft/. Users who have already inadvertently provided credit card information via this deceptive e-mail should contact their credit card and/or bank immediately and cancel those accounts. If you've already provided social security number information, the Federal Trade Commission site provides contact information for each of three national consumer credit bureaus so you can place a fraud alert on your files and obtain a copy of your consumer report.

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Help is HERE! - From Polar

If you are experiencing problems with your internet or e-mail services, remember to contact Polar's Help Desk!  Our Help Desk is open Monday-Friday, 8:00AM-9:00PM and Saturdays, 8:00AM-4:00PM.  (The Help Desk is closed Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve at 1:00PM, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.) 

Post by your computer:
Polar Help Desk
1-888-700-7652

Monday-Friday: 8:00AM-9:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM-4:00PM

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Ask The Help Desk - How Do I Make Changes To Documents That Have Been Sent As Attachments?

Question: I received an attachment from a friend that contains a spreadsheet. I've opened up the attachment and made adjustments to the numbers within the spreadsheet. I want to send these changes back to my friend at a later date. My problem is that when I go back to open the spreadsheet to review my changes, none of the revisions I've made have been saved. Why are my changes not saved on the spreadsheet?

Answer: It sounds like you've attempted to make changes to the document by simply opening the e-mail attachment without first saving the document onto your desktop. You can view a document that has been sent to you as an e-mail attachment. However, if you want to actually make changes to the document, you'll first need to save the document onto your computer. To save an attachment to your computer, simply click your cursor arrow on "Save" (rather than "Open") and choose a place to save the attachment from the resulting list of choices provided. You can then go to the document, open it, make changes to your spreadsheet and then select "Save" under the File menu located at the top of your computer. Now you can select the document as a new, revised attachment at a later date and e-mail it back to your friend. The new attachment will contain the spreadsheet that includes your revisions.

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Great Sites To Check Out This Month

Answers To Most Any Math Question
http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ -  Have you ever wondered why a negative number multiplied by a negative number equals a positive number? Did you know that a googol is 1 with a hundred zeros behind it? This site provides a large archive of answers to common and not so common math related questions. You can even e-mail your own question to be answered by one of over three hundred "Math Doctors." Where was this site when we needed it during geometry class back in the ninth grade?

Ant Web Cams And More
http://antcam.com -  The owner of this website REALLY knows his ants. Not only does the site provide a couple of "antcams" which are updated every 15 seconds, but it also describes how to start your own ant farm, how to catch ants and how to identify types of ant species. It also details what ants eat, how and why they fight with each other plus links to lots of other cool ant sites.

National Baseball Hall Of Fame
http://baseballhalloffame.org -  Last month Eddie Murray (one of only two players to hit 500 homers and collect 3,000 hits -- can you name the other player to do this?) and Gary Carter (an eleven-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove winner) were inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. If you couldn't be there for last month's event, heading to this site now is the next best thing to being in Cooperstown. The site includes a listing of each of the most recent additions to the exhibit area of the museum. One of the most recent additions is a ball signed by each of the six record-breaking Astro pitchers involved in the no-hitter thrown against the Yankees on June 11, 2003.

Kidchef - Where Kids Rule The Kitchen
http://kidchef.com -  Are you looking for ideas for a fun summer activity to do with the kids or grandkids? Why not join the kids in the kitchen to teach them how to make a few easy, healthy, tasty treats? Kidchef.com is the perfect site for great summer themed ideas for this kind of project. Cooking is a wonderful life skill. Not only is it a great way to reinforce healthy eating habits but it can also strengthen food history, math (fractions) and reading skills. Plus, it can be lots of fun for both you and the kids!

All About U.S. Savings Bonds
http://savingsbonds.gov -  Do you still have a few savings bonds tucked away in a shoebox on the top shelf of your closet? Ever wonder how much they are worth today? Savingsbond.gov is "Your Official Source For Savings Bond Information." It provides details on the various types of bonds that have been issued, a handy FAQ section, current bond rates, how to buy savings bonds and a helpful savings bond calculator.

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Short Tutorial - Quickly Make A New Address Book Entry

Okay, here's the situation. You've just received an e-mail from an old friend of yours for the first time in years. You didn't even know they owned a computer, let alone had an e-mail account, and you want to add them to your address book so you don't lose track of them. The trouble is that you're less than a minute away from stepping out the door. What's the quickest way to add that e-mail address to your address book? Fortunately, the programmers who create the e-mail client software we all know and love have tight schedules too and this is one thing they've all given us, a shortcut to get entries into the address book. Here are the directions for all of your favorite e-mail applications.

Outlook Express for Windows

  1. Click your cursor arrow on "Tools" on the Outlook Express menu bar.
  2. Drop down to "Add Sender to Address Book" in the resulting drop-down menu.
  3. The sender's name and e-mail address are now in your address book.

Outlook Express for Mac OS 9

  1. Click your cursor arrow on the "Tools" menu at the top of your screen.
  2. Drop down to "Add to Address Book." (Command + =)
  3. The sender's name and e-mail address are now in your address book.

Netscape 4.x for Windows

  1. Click your cursor arrow on "Message" on the Netscape Messenger menu bar.
  2. Drop down to "Add Sender to Address Book" in the drop-down menu.
  3. When the new contact card window appears, click "OK."
  4. The sender's name and e-mail address are now in your address book.

Netscape 4.x for Mac OS 9

  1. Click your cursor arrow on the "Message" menu at the top of your screen.
  2. Drop down to "Add Sender To Address Book" in the drop-down menu.
  3. When the new card appears for the sender, click "OK."
  4. The sender's name and e-mail address are now in your address book.

Eudora 5.2.x for Windows

  1. Click your cursor arrow on "Special" on the Eudora menu bar.
  2. Drop down to "Make Address Book Entry" in the drop-down menu. (Ctrl + K)
  3. When the new entry card appears, click "OK."
  4. The sender's name and e-mail address are now in your address book.

Eudora 5.2.x for Mac OS X

  1. Click your cursor arrow on the "Special" menu at the top of your screen.
  2. Drop down to "Make Address Book Entry." (Command + K)
  3. Click on "Create Nickname" to complete entry.
  4. The sender's name and e-mail address are now in your address book.

Mail.app for Mac OS X

  1. Click your cursor arrow on the "Message" menu at the top of your screen.
  2. Drop down to "Add Sender to Address Book." (Command + Y)
  3. The sender's name and e-mail address are now in your address book.

That's it and you'll still have plenty of time to get out the door too.

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Best regards,

The E-Connections Team

Polar E-Connections

 

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