Tag Archives: Scam

Purchase Order Fraud – Impersonation scam

Every week we receive orders and quote requests from companies, universities and hospitals all over North America, requesting expensive IT equipment. Great, right? Not really, because these are fraud artists that are trying to lure companies into sending valuable goods … Continue reading

Posted in Media and Commentary, News, Security | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New ‘NetFlix’ phishing scam

There is another variation on the bank account phishing scam – this time targetting NetFlix customers and with the potential for a lot of harm. A pop up screen or email claiming that your Netflix account has been suspended, with … Continue reading

Posted in Computer Questions and Answers, Security, Viruses and malware, Windows questions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q. I am getting a FBI notice on my screen saying I have to pay?

This is a bogus FBI (or other organization) “ransomware” scam, which tries to scare you into paying a “fine” because they have allegedly done something illegal on their computer. If you don’t pay, the virus then locks your machine so … Continue reading

Posted in Computer Questions and Answers, Viruses and malware, Windows questions | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q. Can I really get great deals on penny auctions?

Can I really get an iPad for $39.87 like they advertise all over the Internet? Short answer, no. Longer answer – ONE lucky person out of a couple of thousand that are trying for it will get the iPad for … Continue reading

Posted in Internet and Networking, Media and Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Q. What is Smart HDD and why does it say I have errors?

Posted in Computer Questions and Answers, Internet and Networking, Security, Viruses and malware, Windows questions | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment