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Re: Yet another security alert

Ginger Downs <stitchedinfaith@...>
 

I will google robokiller and check it out. I also am an embroider and digitizer. I get so many call each day from digitizing companies wanting to digitize for me. I tell them to take me off their list and that I'm not about to give them my business! Then when they start to explain something to me, I interrupt them, and then tell them to give me their business!  They usually hang up on me then, lol

GINGER
https://www.stitchedinfaith.com

Custom embroidery and stock designs

On January 6, 2019 at 4:48 PM "onlinesewing via Groups.Io" <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

I used NoMoRobo for a while, but have now switched to RoboKiller. It works the same way, but has a library of fake conversations to engage telemarketers with, taking up their time. I think it's time to adopt the policy of the X-Files: Trust no one!


Re: Yet another security alert

Ginger Downs <stitchedinfaith@...>
 

I will ask Comcast about it. Thanks

GINGER
https://www.stitchedinfaith.com

Custom embroidery and stock designs

On January 6, 2019 at 4:26 PM "Virginia via Groups.Io" <Fmjfrazier@...> wrote:

Yes the caller Id does change on those "Robo" calls.  I have reported many of those calls and it has been getting better.  Our Cable company has introduced for free a program that if we register with them and again it is fee they are going to monitor our calls and the instructions are to let the phone ring 2 times and if you have blocked it in the past it will be blocked automatically.  It has been in effect about 2 weeks now and it has helped tremendously.  I realize though that some will slip by it will just take some time for it to work perfectly.  and then maybe it won't but at least they are trying.  It is called "ROBO CALL".  You may want to inquire about itl

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 6, 2019 2:49 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Yet another security alert

I just got a phone call that was a recording stating that Apple security had been breached and my iCloud account was hacked. The Caller ID on my phone said "Apple Inc". Fortunately I already knew it was a scam from this post:  Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better

It is possible with today's technology to make the caller ID of a phone call appear to be anything you want. This opens the door for endless streams of miscreants trying to separate you from your personal information and money. If there really were a breach Apple is not going to personally call every one of their customers! They would likely use email, though that can be spoofed as well. If you get a call from Apple, Microsoft, or any company that you are doing business with DO NOT give out any information. Instead log into the website by typing in the address, NOT by clicking an email link. If there really is a problem you will know.


Re: Yet another security alert

thequiltedpeppers <betsypeppers@...>
 

My brother has the robokiller, it is funny how it continues to talk with the callers and wears them out.

 

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From: onlinesewing via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, January 6, 2019 1:48 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Yet another security alert

 

I used NoMoRobo for a while, but have now switched to RoboKiller. It works the same way, but has a library of fake conversations to engage telemarketers with, taking up their time. I think it's time to tthe policy of the X-Files: Trust no one!

 


Re: Yet another security alert

Betsy
 

I bought a new Panasonic phone that has a call block button right on the front and it has cut my calls from 15 plus a day to 0 to 3

It blocks that number and I was surprised to find that they really don’t change their numbers that oftern.

 

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

 

From: Virginia via Groups.Io
Sent: Sunday, January 6, 2019 1:46 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: Re: [onlinesewing-janome] Yet another security alert

 

Yes the caller Id does change on those "Robo" calls.  I have reported many of those calls and it has been getting better.  Our Cable company has introduced for free a program that if we register with them and again it is fee they are going to monitor our calls and the instructions are to let the phone ring 2 times and if you have blocked it in the past it will be blocked automatically.  It has been in effect about 2 weeks now and it has helped tremendously.  I realize though that some will slip by it will just take some time for it to work perfectly.  and then maybe it won't but at least they are trying.  It is called "ROBO CALL".  You may want to inquire about itl

 

Virginia

 

-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 6, 2019 2:49 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Yet another security alert

I just got a phone call that was a recording stating that Apple security had been breached and my iCloud account was hacked. The Caller ID on my phone said "Apple Inc". Fortunately I already knew it was a scam from this post: Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better

It is possible with today's technology to make the caller ID of a phone call appear to be anything you want. This opens the door for endless streams of miscreants trying to separate you from your personal information and money. If there really were a breach Apple is not going to personally call every one of their customers! They would likely use email, though that can be spoofed as well. If you get a call from Apple, Microsoft, or any company that you are doing business with DO NOT give out any information. Instead log into the website by typing in the address, NOT by clicking an email link. If there really is a problem you will know.

 


Re: Yet another security alert

Jim Stutsman
 

I used NoMoRobo for a while, but have now switched to RoboKiller. It works the same way, but has a library of fake conversations to engage telemarketers with, taking up their time. I think it's time to adopt the policy of the X-Files: Trust no one!


Re: Yet another security alert

Virginia
 

Yes the caller Id does change on those "Robo" calls.  I have reported many of those calls and it has been getting better.  Our Cable company has introduced for free a program that if we register with them and again it is fee they are going to monitor our calls and the instructions are to let the phone ring 2 times and if you have blocked it in the past it will be blocked automatically.  It has been in effect about 2 weeks now and it has helped tremendously.  I realize though that some will slip by it will just take some time for it to work perfectly.  and then maybe it won't but at least they are trying.  It is called "ROBO CALL".  You may want to inquire about itl

Virginia


-----Original Message-----
From: onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...>
To: onlinesewing-janome <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jan 6, 2019 2:49 pm
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Yet another security alert

I just got a phone call that was a recording stating that Apple security had been breached and my iCloud account was hacked. The Caller ID on my phone said "Apple Inc". Fortunately I already knew it was a scam from this post: Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better

It is possible with today's technology to make the caller ID of a phone call appear to be anything you want. This opens the door for endless streams of miscreants trying to separate you from your personal information and money. If there really were a breach Apple is not going to personally call every one of their customers! They would likely use email, though that can be spoofed as well. If you get a call from Apple, Microsoft, or any company that you are doing business with DO NOT give out any information. Instead log into the website by typing in the address, NOT by clicking an email link. If there really is a problem you will know.


Re: Question

Cindy
 

I am also very interested in the response

Cindy Swenson 218-838-4090

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On Sun, 1/6/19, itsatweetything <itsatweetything@gmail.com> wrote:

Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Question
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Date: Sunday, January 6, 2019, 9:44 AM

I have the 12000. I've had it
for 7  years. Love it. Is it worth it, to trade it in
for the 15000?
What are the difference between the two machines? 
 I would really appreciate your
opinion.    Thank You very much.  Maureen


Re: Yet another security alert

Ginger Downs <stitchedinfaith@...>
 

I was very stupid the week before Christmas. I got hacked big time, but was able to beat the hackers from buying on my paypal, bank account and credit card. I woke up one morning and saw the mouse moving all over the screen. I tried to stop it, thinking it was just a weird thing happening. The hacker then called me on the house phone with the caller ID of Comcast (my server). Dummy me I answered his question, gave him access to fix the problem, but it was not Comcast. While he was all over my computer I called Comcast directly. They told me to turn off the computer immediately, but he prevent me from moving the mouse to the shut down. Then they told me to quickly pull the plug! Which I did.  Then I saw when I could then sign on the computer minutes later that he bought 3-$200.00 gift card to target. I got intouch with Target, got them voided, then saw money would still be withdrawn now from my bank account. I got there before they did, and closed the account, then saw the charges would now be on my credit card, and I closed that account. It took a week working with companies 7 to 10 hrs a day, but finally it's all fixed. My computer has to go in to the Geek Squad to get it cleaned out, But all is good now. My husband asked me why I spoke with the man who showed up on the called ID from Comcast, and I told him I thought it was Comcast. I was told that Comcast will NEVER call you.  I didn't know that ...no one ever told me.  Big lesson learned. I found out no server will call you. I also have a very expensive security system, but they beat that too!  I hope no one ever takes a call from their server, they don't call you

GINGER
https://www.stitchedinfaith.com

Custom embroidery and stock designs

On January 6, 2019 at 2:48 PM "onlinesewing via Groups.Io" <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

I just got a phone call that was a recording stating that Apple security had been breached and my iCloud account was hacked. The Caller ID on my phone said "Apple Inc". Fortunately I already knew it was a scam from this post:  Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better

It is possible with today's technology to make the caller ID of a phone call appear to be anything you want. This opens the door for endless streams of miscreants trying to separate you from your personal information and money. If there really were a breach Apple is not going to personally call every one of their customers! They would likely use email, though that can be spoofed as well. If you get a call from Apple, Microsoft, or any company that you are doing business with DO NOT give out any information. Instead log into the website by typing in the address, NOT by clicking an email link. If there really is a problem you will know.


Yet another security alert

Jim Stutsman
 

I just got a phone call that was a recording stating that Apple security had been breached and my iCloud account was hacked. The Caller ID on my phone said "Apple Inc". Fortunately I already knew it was a scam from this post: Apple Phone Phishing Scams Getting Better

It is possible with today's technology to make the caller ID of a phone call appear to be anything you want. This opens the door for endless streams of miscreants trying to separate you from your personal information and money. If there really were a breach Apple is not going to personally call every one of their customers! They would likely use email, though that can be spoofed as well. If you get a call from Apple, Microsoft, or any company that you are doing business with DO NOT give out any information. Instead log into the website by typing in the address, NOT by clicking an email link. If there really is a problem you will know.


Question

itsatweetything
 

I have the 12000. I've had it for 7  years. Love it. Is it worth it, to trade it in for the 15000?
What are the difference between the two machines?   I would really appreciate your
opinion.    Thank You very much.  Maureen


Re: Selling Janome Items

Jim Stutsman
 

We don't have a "For Sale" section, so post your items here. Be sure to include an email address so people can ask prices and questions OFF LIST. Thanks!


Re: Using a USB extension cord

Jim Stutsman
 

The official limit is set at 16 feet. However it won't hurt to try a longer cable. Just measure it out and get the shortest cable that will reach.


Re: Using a USB extension cord

Meryl Margolies
 

My machine is in another room. I see that extensions come as long as 25'. What cord should I buy? I'm pretty sure my cord is a 6'. I really miss using the cord instead of the flash drive.
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Thank you,
Meryl


Re: RE Essential Hoop

Cat - N
 

Congrats!  I think you will love it.  The RE18 is my favorite hoop (15000 v.3...also love the 5x7 on my 11000 v.3.10).

- Cat 

Sent from my BlackBerry Z10.
Warning:  The foregoing message is likely a combination of what I meant to say and words the nice machine liked better.


Re: RE Essential Hoop

Lynda Lu Gibb
 

I upgraded and I am in business now!


Re: Using a USB extension cord

Cheryl Alm
 

Thanks for the explanation.   I’m off to Amazon to order one!


On Jan 4, 2019, at 8:35 AM, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Not silly at all. An extender typically extends out a shorter distance than a USB drive and it's flexible, so you have a bit of cable to absorb pushes and bumps. If you look into the USB port you'll see a white plastic bit that takes up about half of the space. The cable has a corresponding plastic bit, which ensures that the cable can only be plugged in one way. The actual contacts are bonded to that plastic piece. I had a customer who was complaining about the USB port not working. A glance inside the port revealed a tangle of thin metal pieces. The plastic piece had broken and the contacts peeled off. I had to order a new USB board, which thankfully is a separate part so the cost was much less. I have many times plugged in a USB device the wrong way, and the plastic pieces stop it from going in. If you get in a hurry and jam it quickly, damage could occur. By using an extension any damage happens in the extension (cheap), not the machine ($$$!). Back in our store mail order days, one of our more popular items was a 3" extension which we sold for connecting the USB dongle for the various versions of Digitizer. Those dongles were super precious, because they were not replaceable without a VERY compelling story.


Re: Using a USB extension cord

Jim Stutsman
 

Not silly at all. An extender typically extends out a shorter distance than a USB drive and it's flexible, so you have a bit of cable to absorb pushes and bumps. If you look into the USB port you'll see a white plastic bit that takes up about half of the space. The cable has a corresponding plastic bit, which ensures that the cable can only be plugged in one way. The actual contacts are bonded to that plastic piece. I had a customer who was complaining about the USB port not working. A glance inside the port revealed a tangle of thin metal pieces. The plastic piece had broken and the contacts peeled off. I had to order a new USB board, which thankfully is a separate part so the cost was much less. I have many times plugged in a USB device the wrong way, and the plastic pieces stop it from going in. If you get in a hurry and jam it quickly, damage could occur. By using an extension any damage happens in the extension (cheap), not the machine ($$$!). Back in our store mail order days, one of our more popular items was a 3" extension which we sold for connecting the USB dongle for the various versions of Digitizer. Those dongles were super precious, because they were not replaceable without a VERY compelling story.


Re: Using a USB extension cord

Cheryl Alm
 

Fairly new to this group and this is the first time I’ve heard about using an extender.   Not sure how it helps, doesn’t the extender also get plugged into the machine and therefore it to could be bumped?  Sorry if this is a silly question.


On Jan 3, 2019, at 9:53 AM, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

USB 1 is almost history. USB 2 is backward compatible and will work fine for your purpose. You want the overall length of cable from machine to computer to be 16 feet or less. So if you get a 3 foot extension you would want the main cabe to be no longer than 13 feet. Usually they run 6-10 feet, so that should be no problem.

USB 3 extenders would also work. This would appear to be a good choice for you: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1KINRO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_HeIlCbG2HHHAP

It's a good idea to use an extender, because the inside of the USB port on the machines has a plastic bit that can be broken if a plugged-in USB drive gets bumped or whacked in the right way. 


Re: Using a USB extension cord

Pixey
 

Interesting.  I just went and double checked and the only cord my 500E came with was the one that goes from the computer USB to the small square plug in on the machine.  It was still in original packaging.  But I have heard other stories of different countries getting some different accessories with their machines.

Pixey


On Jan 3, 2019, at 3:06 PM, Ann Jones via Groups.Io <anahita2868@...> wrote:

Good Morning Pixie

My 500E came with two assorted USB cords in the box here in Australia. One is USB both ends, the other is USB to  a computer port. 
Seems strange USA purchasers  did not get these.
Ann




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On Friday, 4 January 2019, 3:41:29 AM ACDT, Pixey via Groups.Io <pixeyam@...> wrote:


Thanks Jim,

I was having difficulty finding shorter cards with Amazon’s search engine.  Have ordered several, one for each machine port.  I have always tried to be gentle when plugging in and removing USB drives and never had any trouble with my 350e, but there is always a first time.

Pixey


On Jan 3, 2019, at 8:53 AM, onlinesewing via Groups.Io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

USB 1 is almost history. USB 2 is backward compatible and will work fine for your purpose. You want the overall length of cable from machine to computer to be 16 feet or less. So if you get a 3 foot extension you would want the main cabe to be no longer than 13 feet. Usually they run 6-10 feet, so that should be no problem.

USB 3 extenders would also work. This would appear to be a good choice for you: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M1KINRO/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_HeIlCbG2HHHAP

It's a good idea to use an extender, because the inside of the USB port on the machines has a plastic bit that can be broken if a plugged-in USB drive gets bumped or whacked in the right way. 


Re: Downloading AcuDesign App

Diana Zavala <sunydz@...>
 

Carole, 

I have multiple iPads and as long as you use your Apple Id to set up your new one, your existing apps like AcuDesign will load up on your new iPad. 


On Jan 3, 2019, at 6:09 PM, Carole O'Mara <caroleinco@...> wrote:

I now have 15000 QuiltMaker and just downloaded AcuDesign App, which was a freebie, to my iPad.  If I get a new iPad, can I transfer the App to my new iPad?
Thanks,
Carole

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