How to Protect Yourself From Online Scams 

    With the evolution of technology, much like anything else, even scammers have revolutionized themselves and their methods. Today, the ways in which one might be scammed have become far more complex and intricate for anybody to evade easily.   So, we need to be exceptionally careful while filling up any kind of information anywhere … Read more →

Scam or Not: 5 Things to Check When Buying Refurbished Gadgets

Trying to keep up with the latest electronics will surely burn a hole in a working man’s pocket. High-quality, brand-new gadgets are really expensive, especially mobile phones with face recognition feature. That is why buying refurbished electronics is a great option if you are a bit strapped for cash.  Not only will you be able … Read more →

4 Most Dangerous Types of Cyber Attacks

Companies of all sizes are, and will continue to be, the targets of cyber attacks. Hackers themselves are becoming more sophisticated, and attacks are getting more difficult to identify and stop. SMBs are particularly vulnerable to these attacks, and a large portion of them end up closing their doors within 6 months of an attack … Read more →

5 Techie Tips to Avoid Common Financial Scams

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by PSECU, a Pennsylvania-based credit union. Financial scams are a common but potentially devastating problem. In 2016, scammers stole $16 billion from U.S. consumers, and there’s a new victim of identity theft every two seconds. Today, fraudsters have a growing number of tools at their fingerprints to help them pull … Read more →

Finding a good finance advisor online

Searching high and low for a financial advisor is something that many people find themselves doing at some stage in their lives. Perhaps you’ve just received an inheritance or other lump sum, and you’re looking for ways to transform that into a long-lasting investment. Or maybe you’re setting up a business, and you need advice … Read more →

Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

Are you sure that email you received from Apple is actually from Apple? Fraudulent emails are one of the biggest security threats impacting businesses and individuals. Known as phishing, these emails lure users into clicking a malicious link or downloading malware-infected file by mimicking the look of emails sent from reputable companies. This is done … Read more →

Common Smartphone Scams People Actually Fall For

You likely keep your phone close to you at all times and keep your phone charged in case an emergency occurs. Even if you think you are knowledgeable about scams and hacks, there are some common scams that people just like you wall for every day. Cloning Cloning of cell phones happens more often than … Read more →

How to Stop Yourself Being A Victim of Identity Theft

Your identity is one of your most valuable possessions. Criminals who obtain access to your personal details can use them to take out loans and credit cards, obtain state benefits and apply for passports and driving licenses – all in your name. Identity theft occurs when criminals steal your personal information for their own use. … Read more →

Warning against freelance writer Pranav Jain ([email protected]) [UPDATED – Oct. 4th]

UPDATE – OCTOBER 4TH: Pranav Jain has done the right thing and issued a full refund. The lesson to be learned here is to not pay upfront for content unless you know the writer – and be sure to run the text through copyscape.com or similar to make sure it’s not copied from elsewhere. I … Read more →

Get Rich Schemes – How To Avoid Internet Scams & Phishing

Uncle Scam Wants YOUR MoneyIn his “Atlantic City”-song, Bruce Springsteen sings:

Now I been lookin’ for a job but it’s hard to find
Down here it’s just winners and losers and don’t get caught on the wrong side of that line
Well I’m tired of comin’ out on the losin’ end
So honey last night I met this guy and I’m gonna do a little favor for him

When it comes to “get rich” schemes and Internet scams, don’t be a loser and get caught on the wrong side of the line, no matter how tempting the offer might be. We’ve all tried to receive e-mails saying that a rich uncle of ours, that we never heard of, died in a country far far away and we can get all his millions of dollars if only we transfer some money down there first to cover the expenses and so on. What happens – you never see your “cover the expenses”-money or the money from your rich uncle. While this kind of scam is so old, people still fall for it.

But that’s not biggest threat.

What really sucks, are the phishing sites. They can be really, really hard, to spot.

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