The Honeywell/AlliedSignal Retirees' Home Page

This is the Home Page of the Honeywell/AlliedSignal Retired Employees' Association Northeast Metropolitan Region, Inc.
(H/AREA)


Updated February 22, 2017


Spring General Meeting
Thursday, April 27, 2017
at the Morris County Library
30 East Hanover Ave., Whippany, NJ
(across from the Frelinghuysen Arboretum)


Telphone Scams

Tips for Fighting ‘Can You Hear Me Now’ and Other Robocalls
by BEN POPKEN nbc news
Consumer Alert: Beware of the 'Can You Hear Me?' a Robocall Scam
Have you gotten one of these "Can you hear me now?" phone calls.
  No, "The Verizon Guy" (now the Sprint guy) is not ringing you up. It's a robocall scammer who wants to steal your identity and money.
  Here's how it works. Your phone rings and you hear someone say "can you hear me now?" or some variation. If you say "yes," the system records your response and uses it to make it sound like you agreed to their service. You could then get hit with unexpected charges.
  This scam is hot. The BBB reports that for the last few days of January more than half of the reports to the BBB scam tracker have been about this ripoff. In fact as I was writing this story I received one of these calls.
  What makes it even weirder is that this new breed of robocallers uses artificially intelligent voice recognition to string you along in a conversation and get personal information out of you. In one recording the robot was programmed to laugh and say "I am a real person" when the caller asked the computer to say "I am not a robot."
  "We have seen these robo calls get more sophisticated, and even mimic things like background noise and other manipulations to the audio to convince you as the recipient of the phone call that it's a real person," said Ryan Kalember, spokesman for cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.
  "This will continue to open up different ways for fraudsters to try to pretend that they are us, and commit fraud that will eventually hit our pocketbooks."
  Here's how to fight back:
  Hang up. Resist the urge to play around with the robot or even press any numbers. Tim Marvin with non-profit watchdog Consumers Union said scammers may use any kind of a response, even a negative one, to flag which numbers are working and you may just end up getting more phone calls.
  Report the number to the FTC. Real-time reported numbers are helpful for the agency in tracking the issue.

  To read more, go to the "Computers & Computing" column or by clicking here: Computers & Computing.

*******

H/AREA Board Member Kundan Patel continues to update The President's Report column. The column can be found in the right hand column or by clicking here: President's Report.
Thanks, Kundan

H/AREA Board Member Jim Stevenson supplies the current Money Matters column written by Jim Terwilliger. The column can be found in the right hand column or by clicking here: Money Matters. Jim also offers cartoons and captions. The column can be found in the right hand column or by clicking here: Cartoons .
Thanks, Jim

H/AREA Board Member Kundan Patel continues to update the column called Honeywell Financials. The column can be found in the right hand column or by clicking here: Honeywell Financials.
Thanks, Kundan

H/AREA Board Member Otto Frank continues to update the column called Did You Know. The column can be found in the right hand column or by clicking here: Did You Know.
Thanks, Otto

Keep up on the latest news releases and articles on Honeywell and its employees by clicking here: Honeywell in the News.

* * * * *

Editor's Note:
The Home Page has been set up as a path or link to information. By double clicking the mouse on any underlined item, you will be transferred to another page containing additional information.

* * * * *
We're adding more names to our Internet Directory Listing. Click on Directory to see Who's Who. You will need a User ID and Password to enter the Directory. The User ID and Password are published in the H/AREA Newsletter, print edition. If you are a Honeywell or AlliedSignal or affiliated retiree, click on Directory Application to add your name to the directory.

Perry Anderson
Webmaster

* * * * * * * *

Changes for the month of February are in Magenta. We hope that this will help you to spot changes to the page.

Tell us what you think of the H/AREA Home Page by clicking here: Comments. We'd love to hear from you.

This home page is for all Honeywell, AlliedSignal, Bendix Corporation, and Signal Company retirees, their friends and associates.
If you have any items or sites that you think should be included and would be useful or of interest to H/AREA members please let us know. Your comments are valued.
We wish to thank Tony Abbate, Wayne Anderson, Reed Belden, Jack Belles, Stuart Bollen, Bill Ficken, Otto Frank, Jim Himich, Aaron Jackson, Ted Largman, Larry Loeffler, Paul Makus, Chuck Mathias, Maurice Monti, Erwin Naumann, Irwin Norman, Samy Palanisamy, Marty Paskoff, Kundan Patel, John Robertson, Les Schlanger, Paul Shellenberger, George Siegel, Jim Stevenson, Fred Vodde,and Steve Wolfson for their important contributions.

Editors:
Perry L. Anderson
James S. Himich, Jr.

Webmaster:
Perry L. Anderson


 

President's Column

Written by H/AREA
President
Kundan Patel

Money Matters

Honeywell in the News

Honeywell History

Compiled for H/AREA
by Maurice Monti

Memories

Did You Know?

Written by H/AREA Member
Otto Frank

The Honeywell Retiree Connection

Honeywell International's
website for retirees

Honeywell Retiree Discount Program

Discount Program for
Honeywell retirees

Honeywell Financials

Written by H/AREA Member
Kundan Patel

Bendix Teterboro Site - Yr. 2014

Bendix Teterboro Site

Cartoons

Business, Finance & Shopping the Internet

economics; general business; income taxes; investments; internet shopping; comparison shopping; cameras, computers & electronics; department & specialty stores; freebees; vintage recordings; tour companies; museums, PAC & theaters; stamps & coins; airlines; real estate; business advice; Photo-Share; OnLine Matches

Computers and Computing

Viruses, Protection, Spam, "Never" Rules, Cookies, The List, Linux, Programming, Security, Search Engines, Hardware, Evolving Technology, Technical Support, Training, Miscellaneous

Garden Savings Federal Credit Union

Medical Information

Medical Opinions; General Medical; Merck Manuals; NJ Medical; NY Medical; Find Doctors & Hospitals; Sr. Medical; Travel Medicine; Personal Trainers; Cancer; Contagious & Infectious Diseases; Heart; Urology; Flu; Allergy; Arthritis; Eye; Drugs & Medicine; Miscellaneous Health URLs; Medicare, Medicaid, HMO, Medigap; Medical Schools; Cybershrinks; Self-Help; Acupuncture; Holistic Health Care; Quacks; Telephone/Web Sources; Importance of Sleep; NE & Mid Atlantic Medical; Diabetes; Depression; Drug Rehab; RSD Treatment; Patient Health Care Decisions

Medical Questions Answered

News Sources

Magazines, Newspapers, References, Cartoons/Humor, Sports News

Other Topics

Active.com, Becoming Human, Best Dog, Books, bored.com, BrainPop, Classmates, The Complaint Station, Crafts, Cross Country Ski Assoc., Commentary, Free Courses, Digital TV (DTV) Transition, Do-It-Yourself Projects, Holidays, EarthCam, Electoral College, Encarta Encyclodpedia, Financial Organization, Food, Games, Gardening, Genealogy, Global Warming, HomeSpot, iKnowthat, Inquiry.net, Internet Archive, Jotti, Merriam-Webster, Meetings.io, Mint, Movies; NJ Transit, Nextdoor, No Thanks to Catalogs, Olympic Games, Pixlr, Photo Secrets, Quality Stuffed Animals, RepairClinic, Santa's secret Village, Scams, SeniorArk.com, Sightseer's Guide to Engineering, Songza, Spoonful, Swizzle, TaskRabbit, TV Shows, Toys for Tots, Tunein, Unclaimed Money, Vocabulary, What's That Bug?, What Was There?, WhichBooks, Yelp

Pension Questions Answered

Retiree Services

Honeywell Retiree Service Center, help in NJ and NY

Special Interests

food & barbecuing, garden railways, bridge, pets, astronomy

Travel

security, country home pages, cruises, foreign currencies, hotels, maps, airlines, timeshares, travel agents, travel planning, weather, rail travel, misc. travel info, airborne adventures

Tributes

Obituaries of Honeywell employees

Volunteers

H/AREA Volunteers, Canal Society of NJ, EPA Volunteering, The Prometheus Program, Honeywell Retiree Volunteer Program

US Government Sites

Ben's Guide, CIA, Commerce, Consumer Info, Consumer Protection,EPA, FBI, Federal Trade, Federal Statistics, FirstGov; Food & Drug, House, IRS, Library of Congress, NASA, NSA, NJ State Court System, Patent Office, Postal Service, Public Debt, SEC, Senate, Social Security, Supreme Court, USA.gov, White House

US State Home Pages

State & Territorial Governments, U.S. Territories & Outlying Areas, State & Local Resources
 

About H/AREA
The Purpose & Charter

 

Our History
How we got started & What we are now

 

Membership
Application

H/AREA membership application form.

 

Contact Point
How to get in touch with H/AREA.

 

Member Directory
Member e-mail addresses and previous sector affiliations; business listings

 

H/AREA
Volunteers

H/AREA member
volunteer activity.

 

Retiree Clubs
Honeywell/AlliedSignal Retiree Clubs around the country.

 

Honeywell Intl. Health & Fitness Center
A fitness center has been set up at the Morristown site for employees and retirees.

 

H/AREA General
Meeting Archives

Summaries of past General Meeting presentations