Thanks to Joan Campbell--from the Maricopa D.A.'s Office for this informative presentation on scams.

tips for avoiding scams

Tips

Phone Calls

  • Never give out or “verify” your personal information such as social security number, bank account numbers, passwords, or other identifying information over the phone.

  • If a caller asks you to wire money or pay with a gift card, hang up and report the scammer right away. A bank or government agency will not ask you to pay with a gift card.

  • Don’t give in to pressure to take immediate action! Give yourself time to verify the information before making a decision, tell them you’re heading out and will call them later.

  • Talk to your phone company about call blocking tools. Learn more at FCC.gov/robocalls

Banking

  • Contact your bank and ask them to report any unauthorized or suspicious automatic withdrawals from your account.

  • Don’t trust the appearance of checks or money orders you receive in the mail, they can be made to look legitimate and official.

  • Don’t wire money to people or companies you don’t know and don’t deposit checks or money orders you receive in the mail.

Investments

  • Be wary of investments that promise quick and guaranteed high returns without financial risks.

  • Don’t get involved in a business that makes you recruit other participants and ask you to purchase a large number of products.

  • Research investment opportunities on your own and verify investments before you make a monetary commitment.

Web Browsers & Search Engines...Feb 27 workshop

Thanks, Ron St. John. 
The link below will allow you to download clean free copies of the listed Windows platforms.

Click on the house for Rich Carlson's Home Automation presentation

Thanks, Gary Bekken for the Info on the TV antenna issue

Will a TV antenna work at your house?


There may be a way to find out without purchasing and installing an antenna first.
Start by googling  "TV signal locator".  Various websites will pop up. Some are trying to sell you an antenna. Others ask for you zip code in order to tell you which channels you'll receive with an antenna.

The problem with zips code is, they can cover to large areas. For example: Our zip code, 85396, covers north, west, and south of the White Tanks. People living south of the White Tanks may receive many channels that those of us that live north of the White Tanks cannot.
I like the website: DTV Reception Maps | Federal Communications Commission (FCC.Gov) . You can enter you street address and city, or just click "Go to my location". It will list the channels you can get at your house.  
Unfortunately my home is on 270th & Potter Drive. I can only get 3 "weak" stations, whereas Surprise can get 15 "strong" channels. Check your location for specifics.
Thank you Don St.John, for your expertise.

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