One of our members in the Village recently received a Ransom scare in the form of an email.
See a copy of the email Here.
At least one other resident received the same scam. Perhaps the scammers are picking retirement communities to attack. The recipient has no idea how the scammer got the email address. The incident was reported to the Loudon Sheriff, and a deputy stopped by to record the information. The incident was also reported to the FBI at www.IC3.gov.
Ransomware encrypts your computer and then demands that you pay a fee to restore access to your applications and files.
Sometimes, as in this case, the threat was bogus, a fraudulent attempt to get money. Such threats are increasing and may take different forms. The best response is to ignore the appeal for money, shut down your system, and unplug your machine for a few hours. The incident should be reported to the fraud unit of the local sheriff office. You should also block the internet attack address, if you are able to do so.
FLS Support Hotline: (865) 408-8223
Welcome to Spring with long warm days and fun ahead.
We hope you got a lot of good information to help you make the plunge and: Cut the Cord! I would like to thank Gary Robertson, Dave Crowden, Jim Foss, and Gary Nye for the outstanding work they did in assembling and, most importantly, presenting the program “Cutting the Cord III.” Many of you have commented on how much easier this material was to understand by using actual, different perspectives based on the presenters’ experiences. It was a well attended evening filled with good information.
If you were unfortunate enough not to be at the program, the presentation slides are available to review at the Website in the Archive.
Please plan on attending the April 2nd General Meeting. We will be presenting a very special Program, by Dr. Terry Douglass, the founder of Provision Healthcare. This is a pioneering organization helping us all find better ways to treat Cancer. This is a very special chance for us to hear about this from the man who is at the heart of it. This special evening will mean a venue change. The meeting will be in the Sanctuary of the Community Church at Tellico Village.
WE NEED COMPUTERS for TAP!
We have almost no computers on hand to refurbish and be able to meet the current demand.
Please ask anyone and everyone like friends, business associates, places where you do business that if they are considering replacing their systems, to please consider donating the old ones to TAP. We need to get the word out that a very worthy cause is in need to keep helping children in need of a hand to a better future. The future is computerized, and children need to be able to use them to be able to compete.
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