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Tag archives for identity theft

post dateSeptember 30, 2018  |   post categoriesUncategorized  |   post comments number0 comment Read more  >
Computer Scam Warning Microsoft license key has expired

A few minutes ago, I received an official sounding phone call from a female (American accent) informing me that my Windows license key will be expiring and that I should call them at (a specific 800 number.) I never return such call requests, and usually, hang up. I hung up before this entire message was […]

post dateJune 9, 2016  |   post categoriesUncategorized  |   post comments number1 comment Read more  >
What’s Happening?

Hi Folks: Something is wrong with my blog site! Over the past few weeks I have not received a single post regarding my published articles. When I say not a single feedback message, I mean zero, zilch, zip, nothing in feedback. While in the past I received approximately 100 responses per week regarding those articles […]

post dateJanuary 21, 2016  |   post categoriesUncategorized  |   post comments number0 comment Read more  >
SCAM ALERT: IRS phone scam warning

Income tax filing season recently got underway. The U.S. Treasury Department reported that close to one million people were contacted by scammers. The callers, representing themselves to be from the IRS or other government agency demand money. These scammers can sound very convincing when they call. Don’t be surprised to see that your caller ID […]

post dateJanuary 5, 2016  |   post categoriesUncategorized  |   post comments number1 comment Read more  >
Five Tips to Help Reduce E-Mail Scams

  First, let me wish each of you a Happy New Year!       Unfortunately, I am starting off 2016 with a negative posting. However, on the positive side, if my message helps to prevent a scammer from making at least one of you a victim, then it’s well worth the effort. First up: I received […]

post dateNovember 12, 2015  |   post categoriesUncategorized  |   post comments number1 comment Read more  >
Be Alert to Those Bearing Unexpected Gifts

With identify theft and credit card scams increasing at dramatic rates and the holiday season rapidly approaching, I believe the below Alert that I recently received is worthy of passing along: The following is a recounting of the incident from the victim: “Wednesday a week ago, I had a phone call from someone saying that […]

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