Monday Updates Volume 30
Hello and Happy Monday! I hope the weekend was wonderful for all of you! I know I for sure didn't enjoy that humidity yesterday! I am not a fan!
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Combating Illegal Robocalls
An Article From Cellcom
Robocalls are a nuisance and Cellcom is committed to doing its part to combat illegal robocalls. Together with the telecom industry, strides are being made in the fight against this illegal activity. Robocalls are phone calls that are dialed automatically, often using a computer. Everyone has received a robocall at some point in their lives. Some are useful including those about flight delays, school closures or appointment reminders. Other legal robocalls may come from debt collectors, some telemarketers and political parties. Robocalls that ignore federal and state laws governing the use of auto dialers and prerecorded messages to call consumers are considered illegal. These calls can range from unlawful solicitations for products or services to fraudulent and criminal activity.
Cellcom continues to take steps to protect our customers, including blocking invalid numbers and participating in industry traceback efforts to identify the source of illegal robocalls, which allows law enforcement agencies to take action as appropriate. The company continues to implement STIR/SHAKEN call authentication on its network, as well. This technology diminishes the ability of robocallers to illegally spoof caller ID and improves a carrier’s ability to provide helpful information to consumers, ultimately restoring trust in caller ID. Consumers can take action to help themselves, as well. Activate existing blocking options on your device. Features such as Samsung Smart Call, Google Call Screen and iOS Silence Unknown Callers may help you screen calls before you pick up the phone. There are also third-party apps available for combatting robocalls. Truecaller
and Hiya are highly rated applications, both with free versions for iOS and Android. There is no single answer to robocall mitigation and consumers should remain vigilant and not interact with or provide personal information to unknown or unsolicited callers. Learn more at Cellcom.com/security.
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September Membership Meeting
This is a reminder that we are hosting a membership meeting on Thursday, September 17th, at Machut's. If you are not able to attend in person, we will have a GoToMeeting link available. If you plan on attending, either in person or virtually, please email me your RSVP.
FYI - New Offer To Purchase
As of 7/23/20, the DSPS has posted the new WB 11 Residential Offer to Purchase and WB 14 Residential Condominium Offer to Purchase in watermarked education versions. The optional use date will be August 1, 2020 and mandatory use September 1, 2020. Click on the links below to see the education versions of the new forms.
Members in Motion
There were no Members in Motion reported to the Board office in the last week.
This week's joke is extra corny!! LOL
I will be working from home all week. If you need anything, please feel free to email or call me. If I don't respond right away, I will get back to you. If you don't hear from me within 24 hours, please contact me again. I am human, and every now and again miss a call or message. 🙂
What's Up In The Office
Last week I spent some time going over the budget vs. actual for fiscal year to date. I like to do this somewhat often to make sure that we are not going over budget (in any areas not approved by the Board) and that everything looks correct. I did catch a few coding errors and was able to fix them right away. This year's budget vs actual at the end of the fiscal year will look odd, but that's because of this crazy year, and things like being very under spent in the training/travel areas, etc. COVID just throws a wrench in everything!
This week, as a reminder, I have the NAR New AE Orientation. It is being held virtually from 11am to 2pm Tuesday - Thursday. I will not be answering calls or emails during those time frames this week.
I know I've shared several of my sunset photos already in these Monday Updates, but I just can't help but keep sharing them! Each is so pretty and unique! I wish the colors in this one came across on the computer as well as they did on my camera. Is there something you love to take pictures of, and never take for granted?
Have a great week! Smile and count your blessings!!