Tag Archives: scams

Did We Let You Down?

    Did We Let You Down? We’ve made many attempts in the past to prepare you in case you run into a tech support scam on the Internet – and there are plenty of them. Here are a few of the articles we’ve written – some with plenty of screenshots to show you what… Read More »

Be SUPER careful whenever you search!

Be SUPER careful whenever you search! There are two things you should never search for and that is support and drivers. Many people have gotten in serious trouble by searching for these. The reason? Criminals and scammers know that people will search for things like HP Printer Support, Canon Printer Support, Dell Support, Display drivers,… Read More »

The Exploitation of Senior Citizens

The Exploitation of Senior Citizens We’ve been doing computer repair work since 2011. In the past eight years, we have worked on thousands of computers and we’ve seen just about everything. All too frequently we’ve seen computer repair services taking advantage of senior citizens. Far too often we have learned of people paying hundreds of… Read More »

Phishing vs Spear Phishing vs Whaling Attacks

The following article was written by Jareth and appeared in the Emsisoft Blog on19 February 2019. We found it informative, interesting and fascinating. .With permission, we are posting it here and in our daily newsletter in order to share it with all our readers. Our thanks to Emsisoft and the Emsisoft team; a special thanks to… Read More »

The Windows Antivirus Scam is On the Loose Again

The Windows Antivirus Scam is On the Loose Again Quite a few years ago, there were many Windows antivirus scams, most of them targeting Microsoft Security Essentials users (Windows 7). Well, the old scam has been resurrected by the online hooligans. We just ran into it again as it popped up during a visit to… Read More »

Tech Support Scams & Microsoft Support Scams… They’re Everywhere!

Tech Support Scams & Microsoft Support Scams… They’re Everywhere! Preface: Each week we receive several emails from people who have been scammed by either a Microsoft support scam or another support scam. We are reprising this article because it’s important that you know what these scams look like, how they work, and how they try… Read More »