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Re: Scams

PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:05 pm
by CactusHugger
Method to protect you against phishing scams
Two-step verification sounds like a pain in the ass to me. I use different devices all the time and I don't want to have to do the two-step every time I use a different device!

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:02 am
by sandman
Donors Beware! More Scammers Are Targeting Crowdfunding Sites
These sites make it way too easy for dishonest people to set up scams. The people who created these sites might have good intentions, but as they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions!

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:27 am
by shadylady
Cop turns table on IRS scammer
It's tax season and people need to be wary of scammers who pretend to be IRS agents!

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 4:28 pm
by CactusHugger
Google Warns Of Phishing Scam That Impersonates Google Docs
Looks pretty convincing, but there is a giveaway clue!

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:26 am
by cactuspete
The WannaCry Ransomware pandemic has been causing a lot of trouble and now there is evidence linking it to North Korea. I'm a little skeptical since politically that's just a little too convenient. With the build up in negative press towards North Korea, it seems like someone is trying to justify something.

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 7:39 pm
by recluse
cactuspete wrote:The WannaCry Ransomware pandemic has been causing a lot of trouble and now there is evidence linking it to North Korea. I'm a little skeptical since politically that's just a little too convenient. With the build up in negative press towards North Korea, it seems like someone is trying to justify something.

Someone somewhere is always attempting to justify something! :curse:

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:30 am
by sandman
High-tech scammer uses 'disturbing' tactic on San Diegan
Always be skeptical, especially when someone contacts you with claims like this.

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:57 pm
by recluse
New scam targets Netflix customers
This type of scam is extremely common and that's why you should be very careful about emails you receive and never assume they're legit.

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:26 pm
by ergot
How Web Address Typos Can Lead To Internet Scams
This kind of scam has been around for a couple decades now, but the old web still seems to be catching flies!

Re: Scams

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:56 am
by ergot
Police warning about new heating bill scam
Anytime someone calls you and makes a high pressure pitch, it is almost certainly and without a doubt a scam!