Phishing and scams

  • Phishing Scams - Don't Give Out Your Personal Information

    A phishing scam is where someone tries to trick you into giving them your personal information, such as PayPal or bank account passwords.
    By Finn Orfano February 3, 2011 

  • Beware of Toner Scams

    Have you ever heard of the old toner or ink scam where somebody sends you a cartridge for your printer, then tries to bill you some overpriced amout even though never ordered it? This scam has been around for many years.
    By Finn Orfano February 3, 2011 

  • eBay Sellers: Beware of the Advance Fee Scam

    Wouldn't you be suspicious if someone offered you more money than the actual sale price of an item, then expected you to wire transfer them back the difference? People fall for this trick all the time, and most of the money is never recovered...
    By Finn Orfano February 3, 2011 


  • What Is Koobface and How To Remove It!

    The social networking world can be dangerous to your computer.
    By Alex Forgue February 3, 2011 

  • What is Vishing?

    In recent years, phishing scams have become increasingly common. This wave of threat has lead to another way of performing a scam, over the voice communication systems. This new way is called vishing. Find out more about this emerging threat below.
    By Robert Faustus January 31, 2011 

  • Whaling - Going Phishing for a Bigger Fish

    We've all heard of phishing and how it involves tricking people into giving up their login information, but there's a new form of phishing out there called Whaling, and you need to know about it.
    By Finn Orfano January 28, 2011 


  • Rental Scams - The Latest in Online Fraud

    Overseas scammers are copying online real estate listings onto other sites and pretending to own the property in order to steal deposit fees and other money from prospective renters.
    By Finn Orfano January 28, 2011 

  • The Security Risks of Using a Public Computer

    On the road without a laptop? Should you use that public system in a library, airport or coffee shop? When it comes to computer security, free access can cost you big time.
    By Bill Anderson January 10, 2011 

  • Using Windows Live Family Safety to Protect Kids

    Are you looking for free parental control software that you can manage wherever you are, at any time? Take a look at Windows Live Family Safety software and service by Microsoft. It’s free of charge, sort of.
    By Donna Buenaventura December 27, 2010 

  • Best Buy Gift Card: It's Not Free - It's a Scam!

    If someone offered you $500 to shop at a particular store, what would you do?
    By Christian Cawley December 24, 2010 
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