Tag: security

How to Avoid Getting Scammed

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This post was updated on October 20, 2018 Have you been receiving phone calls or been seeing websites that claim your computer is infected with a virus? They are scams!  Clients call me quite often about these. Just this past week, I was working with a client when she received one and a couple of…

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

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This week I received an email from a client about the “UPS Package Delivery Failure” email scam.  He wanted to know if it was a real threat or just a phony scare.  It’s a real threat, it’s been going around for years, and I want everyone to be aware of it. These scam emails say that…

More on the Equifax Debacle

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In response to my last post about the Equifax debacle, one of my students sent me a link to this interesting article by Adam Levin, co-founder of Credit.com I was curious how my student happened to find this, and I thought it was interesting that he is on the credit.com newsletter list because one of his…

Equifax Data Breach

I hate to trouble you with bad news, but you need to be aware of this. Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting bureaus, has revealed that an estimated 143 million U.S. customers may be affected by a data breach carried out by criminal hackers. It includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and…

AOL Phishing Scam

AOL Phishing Scam One of my clients sent this to me yesterday. It’s a Phishing scam, just as she suspected. Good job Harriett! Your two incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our database,In order to receive the messages Click Here  to Login and wait for response from  AOL Mail .We apologies…

Would You Believe This?

If you received an email saying this would you believe it?   “Your account PayPal is limited you have to solve the problem in 24 hours” Hello PayPal customer, We are sorry to inform you that you can not access all your paypal advantages like sending money and purchasing,due to account limitation  Why my account…

Passwords Can Be Simple and Safe

Passwords Can Be Simple and Safe I know you hate having to use so many passwords.  It’s a big pain to keep track of them.  You might even be using the same password for multiple sites and allowing your web browser to save them so you don’t have to login every time. A recent article by…