to commonly asked questions.

Continue to beware of scams

please continue to be cautious with all the different scams out there. Unfortunately I deal with a few clients each week that have fallen victim to the (very advanced and convincing) trickery out there. From a website trying to convince you to install what they call “flash” to someone telling you they have your password and you must pay them etc…. Then there’s the old “you will be receiving a delivery mistakenly sent to you this week. Please send it back to the address provided.” Many of these are easy to spot but some are extremely convincing to people who may not be expecting it.
So here are a few tips to stay safe:
  • Never enter your computer’s password if prompted unless you understand why you’re doing it.
  • Never join open non-password protected wifi networks when traveling.
  • Check your bank statement regularly and be able to explain any transactions (even very small ones) to yourself. This is especially important when considering subscriptions of any kind.
  • If you feel something is actually legitimate and you are concerned, get a case number then call the company back yourself.
If you do feel something is fishy, please feel free to either forward to me the email or take a screenshot (command+shift+4 then drag around the area) of whatever you’re concerned then send it to me via email. I’ll try to answer you back within 24 hours. You can also check the answers section of my website where I chronicle many of the schemes going these days. I have an area dedicated to exactly this topic.
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