Category Archives: Scams

Really Bad Virus – Locky

Locky is one of the worst viruses I have ever encountered and it’s very easy to accidentally install on your PC. If you ever see this sort of thing when you open a document – do not click on the … Continue reading

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Child Predator Phishing Scam Preys On Parents Fears

Just when you think phishing criminals cannot sink any further, you get confronted with a “new low”. This phishing scam preys a on parent’s fear. The scam email looks like a warning for parents about a child predator that moved … Continue reading

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Telephone from Microsoft

Microsoft do not telephone you. If you get a call from Microsoft or Windows, and probably anybody who says they think your computer has faults – it is a scam. Time and time again I have to tell vulnerable people … Continue reading

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Virus Alert – Cryptolocker

This virus encrypts your files and then destroys itself. The encryption is very tight – it can’t be broken. You will be left with contact details where you can send $300 – there’s no guarantee they will send you the … Continue reading

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“I’m phoning you about your computer…”

“I’m phoning you about your computer…” This is probably a scam. Please warn all the vulnerable people you know that this scam is on the increase. Anybody who rings and pretends to be from Microsoft or any other computer corporation … Continue reading

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What’s Phishing?

I hope you know this already. If an email gives you a link to login to your account – don’t. Its not safe, that link may take you to a site which is not genuine and when you type in … Continue reading

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Mobile Phone Scam

If you receive a phone call on your mobile from any person, saying that he or she is a company engineer, or telling that they’re checking your mobile line, and you have to press #90 or #09 or any other … Continue reading

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Metropolitan Police Virus

It may look official but it’s a scam.  It completely locks your computer and disables Task Manager and Safe Mode or any of the other ways of getting into your computer to fix it. Don’t pay the “fine” but ring me or any … Continue reading

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Most PCs have a Browser Hijack!

What is a Browser Hijack? A browser hijack redirects, without a user’s permission, an existing home page, search page, or other Web site to some other location. Generally, the intent of such redirection is to artificially inflate traffic to a … Continue reading

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Phone Support Scam

You get a phone call claiming to be from Microsoft or some other reputable company. They ask to connect with your PC to fix a problem. Don’t Continue reading

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