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Abbreviate 2020? Experts Say ‘No’

News outlets have been warning against using the abbreviated version of the year 2020 when signing financial and legal papers, due to the potential for fraudsters to change the year. The result could be an altered (but legally-binding) document containing your signature. For example, someone who fails to initially cash a check dated 1/1/20 could… Continue Reading

4 incredibly romantic TDS communities

Valentine’s Day is almost here! While the holiday has long been associated with flowers, fancy dinners, and chocolates, what it’s really about is taking time to enjoy the company of your sweetheart. Luckily, several market areas TDS serves make for ideal destinations to do just that. From fun-filled celebrations to beautiful hikes, here are some… Continue Reading

2020 Oscar predictions

There are lots of well-known names—talented actors, actresses, directors and producers who you’ve heard of before. You won’t see many new names; no women directors were recognized; and there’s a general lack of diversity in some of the highest award nominations. The Academy says they are doing things to improve, and to be fair, they’ve… Continue Reading

FTC shares Census 2020 facts

FTC shares Census 2020 facts

The Federal Trade Commission is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to help you guard against potential census scams. Knowing how the 2020 Census process works, what information you will — and won’t — be asked for, and some red flags will help you spot and report scams. The Process In mid-March 2020, the Census Bureau will… Continue Reading

Phone calls to China are blocked

BendBroadband phone subscribers should take note that calls to China are now blocked. BendBroadband uses AT&T for all international calling.  Because of a large influx of fraud from AT&T’s network to China Telecom, which is China’s largest telephone company, all calls to China are being blocked by China Telecom, including calls from BendBroadband subscribers. At… Continue Reading