Online Scams

Phishing Scam

My Amazon Account Has Been Locked!

Back in August, I was going through my emails when I saw the title of an email that said my Amazon account has been locked. Of course when you read something like that, panic starts to set in because if you’re like me, you use Amazon quite a bit to order things and so when you see such an email, you wonder what has happened to cause your Amazon account to be locked.

The next thing you do is open the email and see a very convincing message of why your Amazon account was locked and what you can do to fix it. If you get a message like this, your impulse is to click the link in the email and go to what looks like the Amazon site and then start to type in your log in credentials. What I will tell you is that you DON’T want to do that! It’s a scam and one I will go over in full and tell you how to avoid becoming a victim of this Amazon scam making the rounds.


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Covid 19 Online Scams and How To Spot Them

Phishing scams are very prevalent these days and I’ve been talking a lot about them. I recently talked about a pair Apple ID phishing scams I received in my email’s inbox which you can read about here. What made those emails very dangerous is that they came with attachments that the scammers wanted you to download.

The bad thing about downloading attachments from emails like that is they usually contain viruses or malware designed to either damage your computer or spy on your log in information from anything such as your bank, to PayPal, or even to Apple and then they can gain access to those things causing financial damage or worse.


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Dangerous Apple ID Phishing Scams

I’m back with some more phishing email scams. Recently, I talked about some of the latest PayPal Phishing email scams going around out there and gave a couple of examples as well which you can read about here. I mentioned what to look for in those emails that give it away as being scams.

I’ve recently received more phishing email scams, but I haven’t received ones quite like these before and so I want to talk to you about a couple of dangerous Apple ID phishing scams that I received. These are a little difficult to determine if they are legitimate emails from Apple, but I will certainly go over what to look for and what will almost always give away an email being a phishing scam.


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The Latest Examples of Phishing Scams

It has been awhile since I’ve talked about phishing scams, mainly the ones you receive in your email’s inbox. Believe it or not, I hadn’t received any for quite awhile. That all changed a few days ago when I was on a small vacation and happened to check my email and so I wanted to go over the latest examples of phishing scams.

I noticed that I had what appeared to be official emails from a certain company that deals with the exchange of money. My mental red flag alert though started engaging when I read the titles of those particular emails. I will go over those emails, what to look for, how to avoid them, and then how to report them.


Tech Support Scams

Tech Support Scams: A Downside to Free Software

There’s lots of free software available online that can be beneficial to you and your computer. For Example, there are free anti-virus programs out there with some of them being pretty good and the nice thing about that is it can save you money so that you don’t have to buy any of the more well-known anti-virus programs that are out there.

Other free software can include alternatives to Microsoft Office and there are free video games you can play online too. While all this sounds good, because after all who doesn’t like free, there can be a downside to free software. Free programs that are available for download can be infected with malware or viruses which could cause harm to your computer.


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