Two Scammers Caught in “Rare Earths” Fraud

Posted on 02/15/2017 06:44:41 AM

This is an example of the classic investment scam where ‘boiler rooms’ (i.e. crooked call centres) phone large numbers of people offering a ‘too good to be true’ investment.  It is often targeted at retired people. The scam works by offering what sounds like a great investment ...

Which is the Best Spam Blocker

Posted on 02/08/2017 01:48:07 PM

What is Spam Email? This is a little like trying to define which plants are weeds. Spam emails are mass emails that you don’t want to receive.  The big emails services such as Google Gmail, Microsoft Hotmail, Yahoo email and others automatically delete as much spam mail as they can be sure ...

The Mechanics of Identity Theft

Posted on 01/30/2017 01:25:17 PM

Fraudsters will try to get your ID and personal information so they can defraud you. You need to be aware of how this is done and how to protect yourself against this. Identity theft usually starts with your name and then there are blocks of information they seek, including:- Name Address Email ...

The Fraud Advisory Panel

Posted on 01/23/2017 04:15:32 PM

What is It? This is a voluntary body setup by the government in 2005 to provide advice to government bodies and others on the dangers of fraud and how to prevent fraud. Their  vision is for everyone to have access to the knowledge, skills and resources to protect against fraud. They say that they ...

Which is The Best Anti-Virus Software for You?

Posted on 12/02/2016 05:48:39 PM

Antivirus software detects and disables or removes computer viruses and associated malware (this means anything that can cause problems for you e.g. password copiers). It is very important that everyone installs anti-virus software and keeps it up to date. There are a lot of these packages on the market ...

Legal Changes to Business to Business Email Marketing

Posted on 11/23/2016 02:42:55 PM

If you're planning an email marketing campaign, there are a number of regulations to be complied with and the EU has just created more regulations but these don’t take effect until 2018. The Current Situation The basic principles are:- This only covers business sending Marketing emails to individuals, ...

The Problem of Fake Online Reviews

Posted on 11/15/2016 02:42:50 PM

Many of us buy products and services online and its always a good idea to look at reviews of the company and their products/services before choosing what to buy. Surveys suggest that more than half of the adults in Britain, around 25 million people, use online reviews such as on  Amazon, eBAY, Tripadvisor, ...

Is Multi-Level Marketing a Scam?

Posted on 11/08/2016 02:57:59 PM

My opinion is that MLM is not a scam but clearly there are people who setup scams using MLM. Q. What is Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) ? You buy the products from your single supplier and sell them to your customers. BUT you also recruit more ‘MLM marketers’ to sell the product and you get a ...

Why is There So Much Spam Email?

Posted on 11/02/2016 06:57:25 PM

First of all, just how much spam email is there? Approximately 14.5 billion spam messages are sent every day. That’s about 45% of all emails. Advertising emails make up about 36% of spam emails Adult related spam emails about 32% Financial spam emails about 27% Surprisingly, only 2.5% of spam ...

What is Phishing?

Posted on 10/26/2016 03:06:01 AM

Q. What is Phishing? Phishing is fraud where the attacker tries to gain confidential information such as login and password or credit card details by masquerading as a reputable organisation in email or on social media, text messages or other communication channels. Phone Phishing is where someone phones ...



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