Alert: New IRS Phone Scam

Callers pretend to be the Taxpayer Advocate Service and are requesting personal information like Social Security Numbers & Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers. Don’t fall for it!

The Dirty Dozen represents the worst of the worst tax scams

Compiled annually, the “Dirty Dozen” lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers may encounter anytime but many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their returns or hire someone to help with their taxes. Don’t fall prey.

For a detailed description of each scam and other valuable information, please visit:
www.irs.gov/dirtydozen 
https://go.usa.gov/xEFWS 

This article was provided by Adele Berenstein

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Recognizing and Avoiding Scams

On March 20, 2019, Adele Berenstein presented Recognizing and Avoiding Scams, a presentation created by Ed Berkowitz.

Here is the Presentation

Here are the Notes

Here are the Notes about 2 Factor Authentication

This material was graciously provided by Ed Berkowitz.

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Computer Classes from Broward County Library

The Broward County Library located at 1100 Coconut Creek provides computer classes at the library. Some recent examples of classes provided are titled

  1. Meet the Computer Windows 7 / 10
  2. Exploring the Internet
  3. Introduction to Microsoft Word
  4. Exploring Google
  5. Microsoft Windows 10
  6. iPad open house
  7. Digital Downloads – how to download library e-Media
  8. iPhone Essentials IOS 10

The Insider Report newspaper delivered to Wynmoor condos shows the courses coming up each month.

Or check out the course schedule at the Broward library at https://www.broward.org/Library/Education/Pages/default.aspx

Click on Computers and Programs. That computer site show the courses for all library locations, not just the Coconut Creek location.

On Line Courses

The library also provides free on line classes on computer topics. You need a library card to see them. http://libezproxy.broward.org/login?url=http://browardfl.universalclass.com/register.htm

Click on Computer Training. There are over 50 on line courses you can take. Here are some examples.

  1. Windows
  2. Excel
  3. Computer Basics
  4. How to eBay
  5. How to use an iPad
  6. PowerPoint

And many other more advanced courses.

This article was provided by Adele Berenstein

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How to Make Movies from Pictures and Videos

Here are the presentations by Ari Hochman, a guest speaker from the Wynmoor Camera Club, at the Feb 20 2019 Computer Club Meeting. There are two files.

  1. How to Transfer Pictures from your phone or tablet to your computer
  2. How to make Movies from your pictures and videos

These files were graciously provided by Ari Hochman.

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Cybersecurity Presentation

On January 16, 2019, Justin Burandt from the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas delivered an informative presentation on Cybersecurity. A copy of the presentation is available at this link. 

Or click on the link below.

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What are the Best Keyboard Short Cuts for Windows

The Guardian has published an interesting article titled

What are the Best Keyboard Short Cuts for Windows‘.

Covered in the article are these major topics

 

Ctrl-Z

Select, copy, cut, paste etc

Ribbon shortcuts

Window Key Tricks

Web keys

There is also a list of Windows Keyboard Shortcuts at this link

https://support.microsoft.com/en-my/help/12445/windows-keyboard-shortcuts

This article was suggested by Beverly Friend.

 

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How to Buy a New Computer

How to Buy a New Computer was presented at the Wynmoor Computer Club meeting on Wednesday March 21, 2018 by Rick Sweeney.

Here is the link to the presentation.

How to buy a new computer

This content for this blog post was graciously provided by Rick Sweeney.

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The 10 Best Computer Shortcuts Handouts from Feb 21, 2018 meeting

Here are the handouts from the presentation  The 10 Best Computer Shortcuts presented on Feb 21, 2018 by Ed Berkowitz .

Computer club Presentation Feb 21 TO WCC

Create and renaming folders 2018

Shortcuts 02012018

This article was kindly contributed by Ed Berkowitz.

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Is a Windows 10 Upgrade Still Free?

It is generally believed that the time has passed where one can upgrade to Windows 10 for free. 

However, while perusing the internet I found an article that seems to say otherwise. After reading the piece, I believe some of the suggestions given in the article may be acceptable for several users. If you think these proposals are viable for you, the article can be found at:

https://www.howtogeek.com/272201/all-the-ways-you-can-still-get-windows-10-for-free/

This article was kindly provided by Larry Cohen.
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How to Backup Your Computer – Presentation

On Jan 17, 2018, Adele Berenstein presented the topic

How To Backup Your Computer.

Here is the link to the downloadable copy of the presentation.

How to Backup Your Computer

This Article was kindly provided by Adele Berenstein.

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