Buyer’s Edge for NYSUT Members

Buyer’s Edge, Inc., is a NYSUT sponsored shopping website that can save shoppers money on many major purchases. Buyer’s Edge has the purchasing power of 4 million members in the tri-state area of NY, NJ, CT, and greater Philadelphia. Many member benefits are available nationally, such as cars, furniture and kitchens; appliances and televisions are available the tri-state area only.

The Buyer’s Edge website is available to all NYSUT retirees by entering a group username and password. Visit the NYSUT Buyer’s Edge Information Page for the login information and to link to the Buyer’s Edge website.

AFT Endorses Hillary Clinton


The AFT executive council voted overwhelmingly on July 11 to endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary for president of the United States. The AFT is the first national union to endorse a presidential candidate this year. “In vision, in experience and in leadership, Hillary Clinton is the champion working families need in the White House,” says AFT President Randi Weingarten.

“Quality education isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have for our kids and our economy. Hillary Clinton understands that, and that’s why her economic vision includes strong education, from early childhood education all the way through higher education. I’m proud that my AFT union is supporting Hillary,” says Marty Fridgen, a teacher in South Washington County Schools in Woodbury, Minn.


Beware Windows 10 Scam

R-UTN member Ed Nostrand shared this warning information from Senior Net. It should be of interest to Windows users.

 This information is culled from various sources.

For people who are impatient for their Windows 10 upgrade, don’t fall for an email scam that includes a zipped file that is supposedly Windows 10 sent by Microsoft. It’s not the OS, but it will install ransomware on your PC.

The “Upgrade to Windows 10 for free” email appears to be coming from Microsoft via It actually comes from an IP in Thailand. The email is using the same color scheme as the Windows 10 update app and claims, “This message has been scanned for viruses and dangerous content by MailScanner, and is believed to be clean.” If you receive the email, you’ll note that a number of characters, especially apostrophes, are improperly displayed.
The attachments contain a ransomware program that, when opened, locks all the data on a computer and demands payment to release them.

First and foremost, don’t click on any attachments you weren’t expecting, and be wary of download links in email messages. Microsoft isn’t distributing Windows 10 through email attachments or links embedded in emails. Instead, your reserved copy of Windows 10 will be automatically downloaded onto your system at some point in the next few days or weeks, and you will receive a notification on your PC when it’s time to install.

Bottom line – Safe computing includes never opening email attachments from unknown sources, and look carefully even when you think is it legitimate.

Happy Safe Computing,
Your Friends at SeniorNet