Being in the tech field, I have the opportunity to be exposed to SCAMS all the time. I use this knowledge to help my friends and family to steer clear of scammers.
I’ll post here on recent and current scams and how to avoid them.
When is a Golie Not a Goalie?
When is a Golie Not a Goalie? I logged on to my Facebook page and I noticed that someone by the name of “Golie K” that I don’t know had liked 10 of my posts, some were several months old. I looked at the profile and it was for an...Read More
Robocall Scams – Part 1
Robocall Scams – Part 1 This is the first post in a series about Robocall Scams This first post will talk about what a robocall is, give some samples and talk about ….. In future posts will we will actually talk about how they work and how to stop them. What...Read More
Walmart Buyer Beware
Walmart Buyer Beware A long-time scam is when an unaware buyer buys products from a large retail website such as Walmart.com. Walmart.com, like many large e-commerce websites, allow third-party sellers to sell items on their website. Most consumers think that they are ordering directly from Walmart, when they are actually...Read More
More Credit Card Skimmers
More Credit Card Skimmers After we learned all about Credit Card Skimmers and how difficult it can be to stop the spread of them, how are they showing up everywhere? You Can Buy Them A quick search on the web reveals that you can buy them on sites like Wish.com,...Read More
What is a Credit Card Skimmers?
What is a Credit Card Skimmers? A credit card skimmer is an electronic device that records or skims the data from the credit card so that data can be used or sold. Usually, the skimmer records all the required data to allow “card not present” sales using that card’s data....Read More
Getting Gas and Skimmers
Getting Gas and Skimmers I went to Costco this morning on my way to work as my car was on fumes, so besides the pain of getting reamed by the $3.85 a gallon price tag, it should be a fairly painless task. I pull up to the pumps just a...Read More
Domain Tasting Left a Bad Taste In My Mouth
Domain Tasting Left a Bad Taste In My Mouth What is Domain Tasting?There is a dirty little cybersquatting practice called Domain Tasting. “Domain Tasting” refers to a situation where an entity registers a domain name and then tests to see if the name has sufficient traffic to provide more income...Read More
Play It Again Sam!
Play It Again Sam! By now you likely have seen the person outside Target, Wal-Mart Best Buy, or grocery store, play their electric violin for the crowd of shoppers. On the surface, it looks like it is just some person who is down on their luck and who can play...Read More