HOW TO TELL IF YOUR IDENTITY WAS STOLEN

To spot identity theft, do the following: 1) Get your free credit report at AnnualCreditReport.com and review it for accounts you didn’t open or inquiries you don’t recognize. 2) Regularly check your credit card and bank statements for purchases or withdrawals you didn’t make. 3) Review your medical bills and Explanation of Benefits statements for services you didn’t get.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT REELS ON FACEBOOK

Have you noticed Reels in your Facebook News Feed and wondered what they’re all about? Reels is a short-form video feature very much like TikTok that offers more ways for people to express themselves, grow their communities, and reach new audiences. Creators can include music, audio, and augmented-reality effects in Reels, with lengths limited to 30 seconds.

Live Updates

Thank you to all that attended our Annual Meeting this last Saturday!

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. We hope you have so much fun on March 17th that your friends will be green with envy! Perhaps you’ll raise a glass to the Emerald Isle, enjoy some corned beef and cabbage, and even dance a jig or two.

WHO’S YOUR TEAM FOR THE NCAA TOURNAMENT?

Yesterday was Selection Sunday, so get ready — the fun has begun! Of the 68 teams selected for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, which one will you be rooting for to win? Share your thoughts in the comments.

BEWARE OF FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE SCAMS

Some of the most common scams on Facebook Marketplace include: 1) Fake and Broken Items – Inspect the item thoroughly before you buy it. 2) Sellers Requesting Payment in Advance – If you pay in advance, the seller may never show up with the item. 3)  Unusual Payment Methods  – Only use Facebook Checkout, PayPal (but not the “Friends and Family” option), …

APPS CAN OFFER ADVANTAGES OVER WEBSITES

If you do business with a company often, download their mobile app to get tasks done more quickly. Apps respond to your preferences to provide personalized recommendations. They also use smartphone features, so you can do cool things like choose an item on the app and be directed to the nearest store location to pick it up. Plus, some companies …

GO GREEN WITH PAPERLESS BILLING

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American uses the equivalent of about one 100-foot-tall Douglas fir tree in paper each year. An easy way to save paper and help the environment is to stop getting your monthly bill from us in the mail and switch to paperless billing. Visit our website to sign up.

LETTER TO AN ELDER DAY

Saturday, February 26th is Letter to an Elder Day. So grab a pen and put a heartfelt message on paper to make someone’s day, whether it be an elderly grandparent, parent, neighbor, or friend. A personal letter in your handwriting will be a welcome surprise and can become a treasured keepsake.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT STALKERWARE APPS

Stalkerware is snooping software secretly installed on your phone. Depending on the type, it may record every keystroke — including web searches, text messages, and emails — and also record calls, track location, and more. Look for unfamiliar or suspicious apps as well as unusual behavior such as a rapidly draining battery. You can also scan your phone with apps …