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Mountain Shadows Lodge Red River New Mexico

Mountain Shadows Lodge Red River New Mexico Ski Lodge

A perfect New Mexico mountain vacation tucked away in the pines toward the Wheeler Peak Wilderness, but within walking distance to downtown Red River NM.  Mountain Shadows Lodge offers beautiful views and a serene atmosphere. Red River NM lodging close to all the great activities the mountains offer, such as horseback riding, cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, hiking, off-roading, skating, dancing, and even bingo!

Mountain Shadows Lodge Red River New Mexico Fly Fishing Lodge
Mountain Shadows Lodge Red River New Mexico Fly Fishing Lodge

Mountain Shadows has guest rooms for two with queen bed, sitting area, cable TV and a full bath. Rooms with kitchenettes are also available which sleep four or six...

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Hello Taos Classifieds!

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  • Real Estate
  • Vacation Rentals
  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • SUVs
  • Computers
  • Electronics
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Propane Price Gouging

Santa Fe Classifieds

The Santa Fe New Mexican ran an article by Bob Quick 11/17/08 titled:
‘Cheaper gas, propane bring relief to struggling households’

An excerpt from the article reads: “The price of propane, which closely tracks the price of crude oil, also is down this heating season, falling from $2.69 per gallon to $2.24 per gallon in the last three weeks,
according to Jose Garcia, one of the managers of AAA Gas Service, a propane company.”

I have been curious why propane hasn’t gone down much in Angel Fire. I telephoned a propane provider in Las Vegas NM and their price is $1.99, but they don’t service Angel Fire. So if propane is $2.24 in Santa Fe and $1.99 in Las Vegas, why is propane in Angel Fire $2.44 – $2.99?

A couple months ago, there was a man in Taos who would daily stand at the corner of Hwy 58...

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Cross-Border Scams

If you’re using the Internet:

  • Know who you’re dealing with. In any electronic transaction, independently confirm the other party’s name, street address, and telephone number.
  • Resist the urge to enter foreign lotteries. These solicitations are phony and illegal.
  • Delete requests that claim to be from foreign nationals asking you to help transfer their money through your bank account. They’re fraudulent.
  • Ignore unsolicited emails that request your money, credit card or account numbers, or other personal information.
  • If you are selling something over the Internet, don’t accept a potential buyer’s offer to send you a check for more than the purchase price, no matter how tempting the plea or convincing the story. End the transaction immediately if someone insists that you wire back funds.

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TOOLS FOR VICTOMS

Santa Fe Classifieds

While dealing with problems resulting from identity theft can be time-consuming and frustrating, most victims can resolve their cases by being assertive, organized, and knowledgeable about their legal rights.  These tools are designed to assist you in resolving disputes related to identity theft and in asserting your legal rights.

ID Theft Complaint Form: 
The FTC is the federal clearinghouse for identity theft complaints. The complaints we receive from victims are available to other federal, state and local law enforcement officials nationwide.  The standardized printed ID Theft Complaint can be used in conjunction with a police report to create an Identity Theft Report that will help victims recover more quickly.
Specifically, an Identity Theft Report can be used to permanently block fr...

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INVESTING WISELY ONLINE

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The Internet allows investors to access account information 24/7, initiate securities transactions from virtually anywhere, and quickly and inexpensively research investment opportunities.  But the Internet is not fail-safe.  To invest wisely online:

  • Protect your passwords for your online investment accounts.  Keep passwords in a secure place, and don’t share them on the Internet, over email, or on the phone.
  • Use anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and a firewall, and keep them up-to-date. If your firewall was shipped in the “off” mode, be sure to turn it on and set it up properly.
  • Avoid using public or other shared computers to access your financial accounts online, and use extra caution when using your own computer in a wireless “hot spot.”
  • Don’t believe everything you read i...
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Laptop Security

Thinking of taking your laptop on the road? It’s a great way to work and stay in touch when you’re out and about, but you need to take some steps to keep your laptop safe–and in your possession. Here are some things you can do to keep track of your laptop:

  • Treat it like cash.
  • Get it out of the car…don’t ever leave it behind.
  • Keep it locked…use a security cable.
  • Keep it off the floor…or at least between your feet.
  • Keep passwords separate…not near the laptop or case.
  • Don’t leave it “for just a sec”…no matter where you are.
  • Pay attention in airports…especially at security.
  • Use bells and whistles…if you’ve got an alarm, turn it on.

Keeping Laptops From Getting Lost or Stolen

A laptop computer defines convenience and mobility...

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Minimizing the Effects of Malware

Malware, short for “malicious software,” includes viruses and spyware to steal personal information, send spam, and commit fraud.  Criminals create appealing websites, desirable downloads, and compelling stories to lure you to links that will download malware – especially on computers that don’t use adequate security software.  But you can minimize the havoc that malware can wreak and reclaim your computer and electronic information.

If you suspect malware is on your computer:

  • Stop shopping, banking, and other online activities that involve user names, passwords, or other sensitive information.
  • Confirm that your security software is active and current.  At a minimum, your computer should have anti-virus and anti-spyware software, and a firewall. 
  • Once your security software i...
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Glossary

Adware

A type of software that often comes with free downloads. Some adware displays ads on your computer, while some monitors your computer use (including websites visited) and displays targeted ads based on your use.

Anti-virus Software

Protects your computer from viruses that can destroy your data, slow your computer’s performance, cause a crash, or even allow spammers to send email through your account.

Bandwidth

A measure of the “speed” of an Internet connection.

Bizopps

Shorthand for “business opportunity;” some schemes involve extravagant and unfounded earnings claims and are actually fraudulent business ventures.

Bookmark

A web browser feature that allows you to save the addresses of interesting or frequently used websites, so that you can readily revisit them.

Browser

A program t...

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Adult Website Operation Settles FTC Charges Unwitting Consumers Exposed to X-Rated Spam

An X-rated Web operation that paid affiliates who used illegal e-mail to drive customers to its Web sites will pay a $413,000 civil penalty under a settlement reached with the FTC and the Department of Justice. The settlement also bars the illegal marketing practices in the future and requires the operator to monitor its affiliates to ensure that they are complying with the law.

In 2005, the FTC cracked down on seven companies that illegally exposed unwitting consumers, including children, to graphic sexual content, in violation of federal laws. Five of those cases were previously settled. The settlement announced today with Cyberheat, Inc., ends the litigation in that case, and brings the total combined civil penalty amount in these cases to over $1.6 million.

The FTC’s Adult Labeling R...

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