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How to Spot an Email Scam

It’s 2018, which means hackers are more sophisticated. This can be dangerous for your business, especially if you have a large network of computers. Often in an office environment, you will have employees of all ages and experience levels when it comes to technology. It’s important to train your staff on how to spot a scam. Hackers use a…

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Phone Support Scams – Don’t call us, we’ll call you!

Most of you by now must have either experienced this if not heard someone who has, where you will get a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft or your phone provider, etc.  See my previous article: Calls-from-microsoft-about-computer-problems-phone-scam/ Now that consumers have gotten educated and know better (most of you at least), there is a new method they use.  They…

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Calls from Microsoft about computer problems – phone scam

Many people are getting calls now from companies who initially identify themselves as Microsoft saying that they noticed you have problems with your computer and they need to be fixed right away before your computer crashes. Once you start questioning them, they sound a little fishy and some will hang up on you right away, but some will actually…

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RBC: Sign-In Protection (Hoax)

I just received the follow hoax/scam in my email I wanted to share with you all. Please note if you receive an email from your bank (or what looks like from your bank) saying to click on a link, don’t do it! It’s a hoax. Your bank would never send you an email. Below is a perfect example. The…

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Facebook will start charging – HOAX

I’ve posted a link on Twinbytes Facebook page about this hoax that Facebook will start charging.  You can see it here http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/TwinBytes-Inc/144250883898 Do not post and repost the link as it says to do. Remove it from your profile and if you told friends to post it, tell them as well you made a mistake. Check sites like Sophos…

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Mac’s get viruses too, stop being ignorant!

I’ve said many times before, Macs get viruses too and not to be ignorant in purchasing a Mac thinking you’re safe. Mac World themselves agrees that viruses for Macs are on the rise. I’ve linked to their article below. The one reason Macs don’t get as many viruses is because there’s not as many Macs out there. Why would…

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Nothing new….threats on Facebook!

If you’re following me on my Facebook fan page you’ll already know about this. http://www.facebook.com/pages/TwinBytes-Inc/144250883898 Many scams on Facebook that appear to be links that your friend posted on your wall telling you to click to watch this video of Bin Laden getting beaten up. Other videos like that which sounds interesting enough to click on. I would love…

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Email hoax – missing child

DON’T FORWARD THIS.  IT’S A HOAX!  Before forwarding anything like this, it’s a good idea to check your sources like Snopes.com which I’ve linked to below. http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/missing/trembley.asp These scams just waste our time but more importantly, they  tie up more Internet bandwidth slowing everyone else down, and it uses more of your emailing sending limit.  Yes, you probably didn’t…

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