Security Blogger Scams the Scammer

Posted on 03/07/2017 02:33:25 PM

A French security blogger named Ivan Kwiatkowski was incensed when scammers tried to scam his parents, by pretending to be Microsoft, helping them sort out virus problems. Ivan’s story:- A few days ago, I received a panicked call from my parents who had somehow managed to land on a web page claiming ...

Fake, Cheap or Genuine Website Traffic?

Posted on 03/02/2017 11:14:13 AM

We all know that some of the ‘traffic’ on the Internet is fake but some companies in the field of advertising believe that up to 50% of traffic achieved through advertising could be fake. In this context ‘fake’ means it’s not a person looking at your website – it’s another computer. This ...

Matrix Schemes, Pyramid and Ponzi Schemes

Posted on 02/22/2017 10:38:02 AM

There has always been financial fraud dressed up as investment and the most common online schemes now seem to be pyramid schemes, matrix schemes, Ponzi schemes and more. Some people think that many schemes marketed as MLM (multi level marketing) are close to being fraud but for others these are considered ...

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, ...



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