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Posts Tagged ‘phishing scams’

Phishing is Getting Fishier

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

If you are like most of us, you have undoubtedly received an email that has asked you to click on a link. Did you click it? If you did, you […]

Phishing Protection 101

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Phishing-type e-mails are designed to trick the recipient into either downloading a virus (which then gives the hacker remote control of the computer) or revealing enough information for the thief […]

Look out for Shipping E-mail Phishing Scams

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Stop clicking on e-mails about your package delivery! Scam, scam, scam! Look, it’s simple: Scammers are also pretending to be from the DHL and FedEx shipping companies, not just UPS. […]

Protect Yourself from Phishing

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Everyone has received very obvious “phishing” e-mails: Messages in your in-box that have outrageous subject lines like “Your Account Will Be Suspended,” or, “You Won!” While some phishing attacks are […]

Phishing works and here’s why

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

A phishing e-mail is sent by a cyberthief to trick its recipient into revealing sensitive information so that the crook could steal money from the recipient or gain access to […]

Beware of Apple ID Phishing Scams

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

You may have been scammed after you responded to an e-mail that appears it came from Apple. When hackers send e-mails that appear to come from a legitimate company like […]

Finding out which Employees keep clicking on Phishing E-mails

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

You have the best IT security, but dang it…the bad guys keep getting in. This means someone inside your house keeps opening the back door and letting the thieves slip […]

Beware of these 10 Nasty Scams

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Let’s look at the top 10 scams (random order). Charity A fraudster claims to represent a charitable organization. Such scams can operate ring-style, such as one out in Colorado some […]

How to Recognize a Phishing Scam

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

So someone comes up to you in a restaurant—a complete stranger—and asks to look at your driver’s license. What do you do? Show it to that person? You’d have to […]

Phishing 101: How Not to Get Hooked

Friday, June 5th, 2015

You’d think that it would be as easy as pie to avoid getting reeled in by a phishing scam. After all, all you need to do is avoid clicking on a link […]

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