Category Archives: Scams

Microsoft Support Scams are Alive and Well

Microsoft Tech Support Scams are Alive and Well The Microsoft tech support scams are on the loose again. In the past week we had five emails from people who were tricked into calling a fake Microsoft number. The fact is that these “Your computer is infected – call this number” popups are simply advertisements superbly… Read More »

2.4 Million More Americans Exposed in Data Breach Says Equifax

2.4 Million More Americans Exposed in Data Breach Says Equifax If you thought that ripples and dangers from the Equifax breach in September 2017 have passed, think again. Yesterday, Darcy noticed she was getting junk (snail) mail for people who no longer lived at her address. She told me she thought more data had been… Read More »

Check Your Router to Make Sure It’s Hacker-free

Check Your Router to Make Sure It’s Hacker-free You’re doing everything right – using good security software,  a strong Wi-Fi network password so you’re safe, right. Well, probably. Hackers are nothing if not innovative and they can break into a router using what’s known as DNS-hijacking.  And if your router is compromised, so are all… Read More »

IRS Scams and Tech Support Scams

IRS Scams & Tech Support Scams It’s tax season here in the USA and that means not only do you have to be careful about tech-support / your-computer-is-infected telephone scams, this time of year you have to worry about tax scams and folks impersonating IRS officials. An IRS agent is not going to call you… Read More »