Madison CommunicationsSmart Rural Community

Alerts & Notifications

June 9, 2017 - Spam notice

We have detected a spam/phishing email which has successfully passed our spam filter and has been delivered to several of our customers.  Please delete any email which appears to come from Madison Communications with the subject Madisontelco Email Notification and the content "Dear customer, Due to congestion in our mail server, all unverified accounts would be shut down so click verify your email account now to complete this Email "your email address" verification."

 

Madison will never send an email asking you to click a link to verify your email address, or ask for your username and or password. 

If you see an email like this please do not click any links contained in the email or open any attachments.

 

Please delete this email if you receive it.  Thank you.

 

May 9, 2017 - Network Upgrade Notice

Over the next few weeks, beginning on 5/14/17, our technicians will be working between the hours of 10pm and 6am to upgrade the network infrastructure to improve services and bring faster speeds to your area.

 

During this time frame, you may experience a few short term outages that can affect your internet, HDTV or phone connection.   We do not anticipate for these interruptions to be long term but you may experience more than one during the project period. 

 

Thank you in advance for your patience as we upgrade your facilities to bring you the best services in the area.  We look forward to bringing you the exceptional value that you deserve!  

 

 

April 2016 - Email Scam Using Your Home Address

Beware of a recent ransomware email that contains your home address.  It will appear to be from a legitimate sender and demand payment on an overdue invoice for services.  Read more at this link...

 

February 2015 - Computer Pop-up Scams

Please be aware that Madison Communications or Madison Telephone Company does not create pop-ups on your computer alerting you of computer vulnerabilities.  If you see a pop-up similar to the one below, do not click on it and do not call the number listed.


 

Scam Information

Disclaimer:   The information on this page comes directly from the FBI website, www.fbi.gov.  By clicking the link below you will be redirected to the appropriate FBI website.   Madison Communications is not responsible for the accuracy of the content on the FBI website and has only provided this information to our customers as a courtesy.  For questions regarding information contained on the www.fbi.gov website, please refer to the contact page on the FBI website.

 

For information regarding telemarketing and other miscellaneous scams

The following are some of the most common scams that the FBI investigates and tips to help prevent you from being victimized. Visit our White-Collar Crime and Cyber webpages for more fraud schemes.

To report cases of fraud, use our online tips form or contact your nearest FBI office or overseas office.

 

Click on the link below:

http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/fraud

 

For information regarding internet and e-scams

To report potential e-scams, please go the Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a report. Note: the FBI does not send mass e-mails to private citizens about cyber scams, so if you received an e-mail that claims to be from the FBI Director or other top official, it is most likely a scam.

If you receive unsolicited e-mail offers or spam, you can forward the messages to the Federal Trade Commission at spam@uce.gov.

 

Click on the link below:

http://www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams

 

Tips for Avoiding Market Manipulation Fraud:

  • Don’t believe the hype.
  • Find out where the stock trades.
  • Independently verify claims.
  • Research the opportunity.
  • Beware of high-pressure pitches.
  • Always be skeptical

Caller ID Spoofing
Some customers have recently experienced incorrect numbers, or in some cases their own phone number, on the caller ID display.  Caller ID service is susceptible to fraud using a practice known as “caller ID spoofing”. Callers can deliberately falsify the telephone number and/or name relayed as the Caller ID information to disguise the identity of the calling party. For more information, please visit the FCC website at http://www.fcc.gov/guides/caller-id-and-spoofing. To file a complaint with the FCC regarding Caller ID spoofing, please visit, http://www.fcc.gov/complaints.