So here is a new telephone scam making the rounds. It has actually been around for many years but it now appears to be back in vogue like high-waisted jeans. It goes like this: You receive a call from the “Windows Service Center” or “Tech Support” and the representative tells you that you are entitled to a refund.
Paying and filing taxes is already annoying without the threat of refund fraud or identity theft. But phishing schemes, especially during tax season, have become so widespread that you’ve probably already received spoofed emails or calls during the last few years. To maintain the security of your business, you and your employees need to be […]
During the previous quarter, fake Chrome notifications urging users to dial a tech support number have grown dramatically. Research reveals that this tech support scam could possibly use an Application Programming Interface (API) to freeze the browser, convincing the user to get in touch with the support line and share their credit card details. The […]
As knowledge of scams plays a significant role in avoiding becoming a victim, I thought I would show you how these crooks go about stealing your credentials via a phishing scam. This is actually very similar to how John Podesta got his emails stolen during the 2016 Presidential Election.
Eric received an email notice that his company’s domain name is expiring. The email appeared to be an offer to renew his company domain name via a ‘Secure Online Payment’ for $64. He sensed a scam.
“I recalled renewing it just over a year ago for a 5-year term,” recalled Eric.