New Phishing Scam

“Heads-up! The IRS is warning against a new phishing scam that tries to make you download an FBI questionnaire. But if you click the link, your computer will be infected with ransomware instead. The scam email uses the emblems of both the IRS and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Remember that the IRS does not use email, text messages or social media to discuss personal tax issues, such as those…

“Global Ransomware Incident”

A number of firms around the world are reporting that they have been impacted by a major cyber attack which the UK’s cyber security agency is describing as a “global ransomware incident.” Many of the initial reports of organisations affected came from Ukraine, including banks, energy companies and even Kiev’s main airport. But since then more incidents have been reported across Europe, indicating the incident is affecting more organisations more…

The new scam involves the state DMV.

Here is a reminder that you need to be alert for fake emails that look like they come from your local police or State Dept of Motor Vehicles (DMV) claiming you have a traffic violation. At the moment, there is a local scam in New York that falsely states you have outstanding violations you need to either pay for or refute, and if you don’t your license will be revoked….

Beware of this scam

Bad guys are now trying to trick computer users into believing they are infected with the WanaCry ransomware. A popup arrives on your screen from nowhere, and you cannot get rid of it. They popup claims it is from Microsoft, that your computer is infected and that you need to call tech support. But when you call the number you get a scammer on the phone who will try to…

5 Holiday Scams to be aware of!

Here are a few scams to be aware of this holiday season. 1. Black Friday/Cyber Monday Specials  This time of year, online scams use a variety of lures to get unsuspecting buyers to click on links or open attachments. Bad guys build complete copies of well-known sites, send emails promoting great deals, sell products and take credit card information – but never deliver the goods. Sites that seem to have…