Phishing Attacks, Internet Scams, and Email Hoaxes

Phishing & Scams

  • Performing a Manual Removal of a Google Search Redirect Virus

    These infections on your computer can cause real problems and the virus itself can be difficult to remove, even with tools. However, it is possible to remove the virus by combining manual removal with software removal.
    By Brian Healy May 18, 2011 

  • Stopping Fraudulent Charges on Skype

    As with anything that's remotely popular on the Internet, Skype has become a big target for fraud. This appears to hit both sides of the chat software too, with scammers targeting users and fraudulent charges appearing on bills. If you need some help...
    By Aaron R. May 17, 2011 

  • Protect Yourself Against Phishing - Know the Dangers and Consequences

    Any active Internet user should not only know, but understand the dangers and risks that phishing scams pose. It's a growing problem as more businesses move online, but some people still don't understand the threat.
    By Regina Woodard May 15, 2011 


  • What Everyone Should Know about Copyright Laws: Internet Tips & Guides

    Anyone involved in producing content online needs to understand Internet copyright laws. Copyright laws for the Internet basically just expand upon the existing framework for writing and media, but it's still good to understand just what type of content...
    By Aaron R. April 26, 2011 

  • We Discuss Phishing Attacks

    Interested in knowing "What Type of Attack Involves Someone Requesting Your Login and Password?" The short answer is that it's a phishing attack, but if you'd like to learn more about this wide field of computer crime, then just look...
    By Aaron R. April 24, 2011 

  • Tips for Spotting an Internet or Email Scam

    This article provides guidelines to help recognize and avoid online scams. If you want to stay safe in the information age, then you'll need to have this information.
    By Aaron R. April 19, 2011 


  • Phishing Cases – Stealing Money and Identities with Fake Emails and Bogus Websites

    Phishing is theft; a cyber crime that has resulted in the loss of millions of dollars from unsuspecting victims. As these crimes increase, so have convictions of numerous individuals around the world. Discussed are details from some phishing cases...
    By Sheila Robinson March 5, 2011 

  • Recognize the Fraud in Miracle Cures

    Recognize and avoid advertisements that sensationalize the miracle cure scams.
    By Finn Orfano February 7, 2011 

  • Choosing a Free Windows Spam Filter

    Which free Windows spam filter should you use? Are junk mail filters built into e-mail clients enough to block unwanted e-mails?
    By Donna Buenaventura January 31, 2011 

  • Adopting Anti-Phishing Computer Ethics

    By adopting a set of anti-phishing computer ethics, we can protect ourselves online from the threat of con artists and scammers.
    By Christian Cawley January 31, 2011 
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