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Recently some of our users have reported receiving emails from GMWireless stating we need to confirm their email address, their account is about to be disconnected, or a password needs to be updated.

These messages are NOT from GMWireless and should be deleted right away.

The Internet is a wonderful and powerful tool. As with all ” tools” bad things can happen if caution is not used.

We at GMWireless encourage parents to monitor usage and keep an open dialogue with their Children about the ‘not so nice’ things they may encounter on the web.

Here is a link with some great info and safety tips for kids and parents. Check it out!

http://www.komando.com/kids

Let us know if you have any questions about online safety, we’d be happy to help!

Over the past several months, ISP’s around the world are seeing an increase in spam related bounceback emails. This is also commonly referred to as “Backscatter”.

What it is: Spammers are sending out millions of junk mail messages. In an effort to cover their tracks, they enter a legitimate email address as the “sender”. When some of the spam messages fail to reach their destination, the messages bounce back to the “sender”. Unfortunately, the address used as the “sender” may be yours. This may result in hundreds of bouncebacks filling up your email in box.

Why can’t we just block all bounceback emails?
If we block all bouncebacks, it would stop even the legitimate bounces. For example, if you mistype an email address, you would not know the message failed to go through.

What GMWireless is doing to stop it: If a GMWireless user recieves 15 bouncebacks within 24 hours, a filter is added to block any more bouncebacks for the next 24 hour period.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at: support@gmwireless.net or call 1-888-663-9044

We recommend using a quality surge protector rated for your internet equipment
Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) are another option to provide the safety of a battery backup to your computer equipment.

Try to steer clear of the cheaper models. Many of these units are nothing more than extension cords and offer little protection. Also note, many surge protectors are single use units. If the unit sustains a power surge (i.e.: lightning, power spikes, etc.) it may not protect against future surges.

While surge protectors may not stop every single surge, they are well worth the peace of mind. Many even offer equipment replacement guarantees in the event that the protection fails. Any reputable computer or audio video store should be able to point you toward the unit that will best meet your needs.

We like to be REFERRED to as a great Internet provider and want to do something special for our loyal customers. As our way of saying thanks, we’ll give you a free month of internet when you refer your friends to Green Mountain Wireless.

For each friend you refer, you’ll get one months credit to your account upon receipt of your friend’s first payment! Just tell your friends to give us your Green Mountain Wireless e-mail address when they sign up for our service, and we’ll take care of the rest. It’s that simple.

So go ahead, let your friends know how great (and fast) Green Mountain Wireless service is and start Saving money today. For more information on our Refer-A-Friend Program, please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-888-663-9044

*Refer-a-Friend offers are not valid with any other offers.

Don’t believe it if you get an e-mail that appears to be from the Internal Revenue Service saying you’re due for a stimulus payment. According to the IRS, it’s part of the latest tax-related phishing scam designed to get personal information from you such as bank account or Social Security numbers. These e-mails, often bearing the IRS letterhead, tell users they must fill out and submit a form in order for the stimulus payment to be processed. The message then says to follow a link to a website or to complete an attached document.

Remember, the IRS does NOT send unsolicited e-mail about tax account matters to taxpayers. Should you receive an e-mail claiming to be from the IRS, DO NOT REPLY, CLICK ON ANY LINKS, OR PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION. Users receiving these fraudulent IRS e-mails are encouraged to forward the message and the website URL to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov. After you forward the e-mail, delete the message.

If the IRS ever needs to contact you about a tax refund or audit, they will do so by traditional mail. When you need to access the IRS website to get information or download forms, Do so by typing the http://www.IRS.gov address into your browser window.