Beware Of All These

Sweepstakes/Lottery This scam comes in many forms, but the common denominator is that you’re requested to pay a fee or taxes. A legit sweepstakes or prize event never requires payment. Kids/Grandkids Need Money The scammer relies on the odds that the randomly-called senior has trouble hearing. The scammer says, “This is your favorite grandson!” Invariably, the victim announces the grandson’s name. The scammer takes it from there, convincing the victim to send money. Home Repair A man in a worker’s uniform, complete with company logo, appears at your door, offering to do some service. They may actually perform it, but will overcharge and/or not complete it. Others are there only to case your home for a future robbery. A legitimate company does not go door to door. Cyber Help A call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft or some other tech giant, claiming your computer has a virus, is a scam. The scam includes background noise that sounds like a busy call center. This scam is also conducted via e-mail. Dating Never give money to someone you met through an online dating service. If they sound and look too good to be true, they probably are. A sudden sob story in which they desperately need money is a cue for you to run for the hills. Uncle Sam Through a phone call or e-mail, you’re notified you owe back taxes or that a refund is owed to you (and you must pay a fee to get it). SCAM! The crook can make the caller ID look like the IRS. The caller may threaten to have you arrested or pose as a sheriff. If you owe or are owed, the IRS will always snail mail you. Ugly Baby You’re approached by a woman while you push a stroller. She says your baby/grandchild is ugly. While you react to this, her accomplice pick-pockets your purse. Distraction scams can come in many forms. Investments A call out of the blue from an “investment advisor” is very likely a scam. Seek financial counseling only from a reputable service. Identity Theft Never give personal information over the phone unless you called that company (and say, want to purchase something). POA By: Robert Siciliano – Once a thief knows your Social Security numberyoure at very high risk for having your identity stolen. By: Robert Siciliano – Identity thieves are after childrens Social Security numbers. With this number, a thief can do so many things like open a credit card account and rent an apartmen … By: Robert Siciliano – You may be putting your company at risk simply by hiring a new employee. Why? Because that person could have a hidden, malicious agenda. By: Robert Siciliano – If you are concerned how long any negative information will remain on your credit report, it takes seven years from the Date of the Last Activity (DLA) before the it … By: Robert Siciliano – Do you shop at Are you aware they have a back door through which hackers can slip in? By: Robert Siciliano – Your account passwords should be as unique as your fingerprintto make them less hackable by crooks using password-guessing software that can run through millions … By: Robert Siciliano – Ever consider the possibility that a person gets a job as a bank tellerfor the sole purpose of stealing a patrons identity? By: Robert Siciliano – Companies have been struggling for years to keep cyber-attacks at bay. Cyberthieves are working faster than ever before to send out their malicious attacks, and it … By: Robert Siciliano – Cybercriminals know that the best way to get their claws on the next victim is to appeal to their emotions, not logic. By: Robert Siciliano – Most people have heard of storing information in the cloud, but do you know what this means, and if it is even safe? 相关的主题文章: