Thursday, June 23, 2011

How to deal with Fake Tech Support Scam

You can check the phone to avoid a scam advice here, but you'll never receive a legitimate call from a Microsoft or partners who charge you for computer fixes. If someone calls claiming that Microsoft,
Check out the things you need to have in your mind for such scams:

• Never give control to the computer with a third party, unless you can confirm that this is a legitimate representative of the computer support team to which you are already a customer.
• Never provide your credit card or financial information to someone claiming to be from Microsoft tech support if you can not initiate a call to Microsoft first.
• Ask upfront if you have to buy software or pay a fee or subscription-related "services." If there is, hang up the phone.
• Take down the information of the caller and immediately report it to local authorities. If you think you've been the victim of a scam, check out these tips that can help you protect your money and identity.

419 company scam example

Sometimes the victim will be asked to pay the winning prize in quiz game receiving. Demanded money from you guys will make payments to the customs or the airport, making clearances for the price to your land.

The Black Money Scam also known as the Nigerian 419 scam. 419 refers to a portion of a Nigerian law that deals with fraud.

An e-mail questions to help you to move money, new set packages, or collecting money for a company or person anywhere in the world must be regarded as a scam.

A typical example for such emails is:
"Mr. Udoma Almond" <>  | Add to Address book |This is not spam
 To:    undisclosed recipients: ;
Subject:    Re: I hope we can work together.
Date:    Fri, 11 Mar 2011 21:50:41 IST

From The Desk of Mr. Udoma Almond.
CBB Packaging/Courier Officer
Central Bank of Benin .
General Computing,
Packaging/Courier Office Ankpa Road ,
Cotonou . Benin Republic.
My Dear,
Urgent and Confidential: Please let this not come to you as a surprise because you do not know me, I am Mr. Udoma Almond, I Work with the central Bank of Benin, Packaging and Courier Department. I got your contact through online directory while I was searching for a good person for this mutual business I want you to help me clear this package that is already in Europe which I shipped through our CBB accredited courier agent, the contents of the package is $12,500,000.00 all in $100.00 Bills, But the courier company does not know that it is money that I have in the package. Please be aware that the money can be brought to you any where you want.

All I want you to do for now is this, give me your mailing address your private phone to receive the fund and for you assistance, you will have 50% and 50% for me. Please my identity must not be revealed to anybody for security reasons. Other modalities will be discussed as soon as you get back to me.

Note: Communication should be strictly through telephone and email for security reasons and you can reach me on my private telephone number: +22998156480 as you received this mail or send me email via:

Yours Faithfully.
Mr. Udoma Almond.

You must be careful, these scams are dangerous to your finances.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Beware of New Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Scams

Scammers have launched a brutal and merciless exploit of public interest and generosity with a wave of scams linked to the Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Within minutes of the tragedy, they were posing as fundraisers seeking donations online and via email and phone solicitations, while fake news pages uploaded malware to unsuspicious victims' PCs.

In Facebook also scams are rocking, If you get a link to something like “Japanese Tsunami RAW Tidal Wave Footage’, don’t click it. It’s a scam. You may be tricked into “liking” the page and then taking a personal info harvesting survey, and then promoting the scam.

It is important to always to protect yourself:
* Do not follow unwanted web links or attachments in email messages.
* Maintain up-to-date antivirus software.
* Verify the legitimacy of the email by contacting the organization directly through a trusted contact number.
* Pay attention to the URL of a website. Malicious websites may look identical to a legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com vs. .net).
* Take advantage of any anti-phishing features offered by your email client and web browser.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Determine if a Company is a Scam has made the world a very small place which is great in terms of finding out if a company is a scam. In the video you will get to know how to use to determine if any company might be a scam.

Things you will learn with this video:
 1. How to determine if any company is a scam.
 2. How to determine if any website is a scam.
 3. How to determine if a person is a scam artist.
 4. Distinguishing between ads and website listing in Google search results.

With the help of this video you can get help how you would actually save yourselves from company scam.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Microsoft Scam Warning

A shocking scam also said Microsoft is running a call center from India, The Guardian "reported.

Start the hoax calls through security check before the common saying "I call Microsoft. We have a serious virus problem, from your computer's Internet service provider in a report."

Of course, they then tell you your computer is dead or sprouting legs, Tisi, or something you should go to solve the problem.

They have succeeded in convincing you to communicate, if you will be directed to your computer and want to open the program called Windows Event Viewer. "For ordinary users, it looks like a disturbing and long list of errors Some marked "critical."

"Yes, this is it," said the caller. "Now let me guide you through the steps to resolve it."

Then sent to the site and download the hand remote control tells your computer program and the caller on the "install" different "solve" the problem. Then you need to cough up: 185.

Of course, there has never been anything with your computer (well, unless you forget, you have been looking weird sex) and the natural, the caller does not work, Microsoft. Microsoft does not accustomed to ringing of the people, in them? Unfortunately, no one has been handed down to each of this information from their computers.

This scam has been since 2008, and soared this year. It is running from the call center in Calcutta, from the computer and software companies that seem to invoke the name of the database using the phone book sales have access to the team.

When asked about fraud, Microsoft said it "is investigating a series of business practices within the Microsoft partner network of organizations [and] a number of sources of increased instances of major concern. We take these matters very seriously and will take any action Once it is appropriate to complete our survey.

The company has been aware of this issue. Microsoft does not make unsolicited calls to that you repair your computer, on its Web site said. "If you get someone claiming to be from Microsoft technical support unsolicited phone hung up. We do not do that call."
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