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ONLINE SCAMS 2

Read the latest information about online scams and vunerable threats to you and others who use computers.
Don't be fooled by the online scammers who want nothing but your money, to destroy your credit and PC.
Spot and avoid the latest online scams
Among the recent targets of Web criminals are students, renters, and romance-seekers; everyone is at risk though, so keep your defenses up, up, up. Netflix users are receiving bogus e-mails telling them their account has been suspended and instructing them to call a toll-free number to regain access. The fake Netflix/Microsoft support person tricks them into giving the criminal access to their computer, as Techlicious's Fox Van Allen explains.

Protecting yourself and your computer read this article- https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/on-the-internet


What are common scams and how do I spot them?
Offers that sound too good to be true, probably are. Most of us are careful if a stranger approaches on the street and offers a deal that's just too good to be true. But we're much less cautious online, putting us at risk.


Advance fee fraud
If you get an offer for free money, there's probably a catch. Typically, fraudsters will ask you to send some smaller amount (for taxes, for legal documents, etc.) before they can send you the millions you’re promised, but which they never intend to send you.




Ripoff Reports by Consumer Electronics
Don't let them get away with it! Let the truth be known! Review all the latest reports on companies trying to rip you off.
You can look at the categories or search for a company -
http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/trends


Top Scam companies called "bait & switch"
Don't be fooled by these companies online when buying any electronics or camera items. If the deal looks to good it probably is. What they do is sell you the product you want, then a few days later you get a call from them tell you its not in stock. Then they try to upsell you by offering warranties, parts and maybe even a step up. Sometimes you will never see your camera or product you ordered. Stay clear of them!
Below, you will find the "rip off reports" and others like "consumer reports" for each of these companies.

Abes of Maine - name now (Westpark Electronics, LLC.) https://www.consumeraffairs.com/homeowners/abes-of-maine.html

42nd Street Photo - Read this rip off report about this company here.  Complaint Review: 42nd Street Photo





Security alerts
The “breaking news” section of the blog, where we share red-hot research on new threats and their evolution. Be the first to know and stop cyber attacks before they endanger your data and devices! - https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/security-alerts/


Fraud reporting companies If you suspect fraud, take these steps:
Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or use the Online Complaint Assistant to report most types frauds.
Report fraud that used the U.S. Mail to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
Report identity theft or data breaches through IdentityTheft.gov.