Category Archives: Scams

Equifax Does it Again [Almost]: A lesson to be learned

Equifax Does it Again [Almost]:  A lesson to be learned The Great Equifax Breach of 2017, allowed hackers to obtain sensitive information from approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. In order “to assist” victims of the attack, Equifax set up a website where people could go learn whether or not they were affected by the breach. Around the same… Read More »

143 Million U.S. Consumers Affected by Equifax Data Breach

143 Million U.S. Consumers Affected by Equifax Data Breach Equifax is one of the “big three” credit reporting agencies. So, even if you don’t do business with Equifax directly, they know your business. Equifax knows all about you: Your credit card numbers, your social security number, your home address, your phone number(s), the banks you do business with,… Read More »

Tech Support Scams Continue to Evolve

Tech Support Scams Continue to Evolve One day last week,  I was looking at freeware picks, and site picks, and evaluating them for possible inclusion in our newsletters. I had 12-15 tabs open at the time, when suddenly, what to my bloodshot eyes should appear? This: And accompanying these ominous warnings including “There is a great threat of… Read More »

Warning: Beware of Driver Scams 

Warning: Beware of Driver Scams We published this article several months ago…and wouldn’t you know… things have only gotten worse since then. Driver scams abound. There are so many of them out there now, that whenever you search for drivers you’ll find more results for scams and malware than you will for factual, helpful information. And how are… Read More »

Tech Support Scams, Microsoft Support Scams: Scams Scams Everywhere!

Tech Support Scams, Microsoft Support Scams: Scams Scams Everywhere! We published this article in May 2017 – focusing then on the Microsoft support scams going around at the time. This is a big update to that post and we’ve included even more screen shots of Microsoft tech support scams and other tech support scams – the ones you… Read More »