Posts belonging to Category Internet Safety

Phishing Alert!

Use caution when opening and clicking on ANY links in an email!  It may be a phishing scam! This email from “Microsoft” was received by a team member at J Street.  Thankfully, the person hovered on the links to see the TRUE identity and did not click on any of the links! We also received […]

New Phishing Scam – Beware!

One of our team members received a new type of phishing email – this one says that their account has seen irregular activity! And it looks so official – until you look a bit closer…  Notice the hyperlink email addresses, and notice the hyperlink that the email say to click on! Safeguard yourself against fraud […]

Phishing Scam – Beware!

Heads up – scammers are getting more and more tricky!  One of our team received this email from “Microsoft”. Notice that the email address from “SupportMicrosoft-Team” is not actually a Microsoft email address. Notice that this official-looking email says that this user will stop receiving new emails within 24 hours if the account is not […]

Avoiding “Support” Scams

Heads up to everyone – we had a client contact us that they had received a phone call from “Microsoft”.  The caller told our client that they could see that the client’s network was not secure and instructed our client to go to a web meeting site so the caller could “help”. Luckily our client […]

Fake “FTC investigation” email making the rounds again

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/fake-ftc-investigation-email-making-rounds-again

Beware Of Scam Package Delivery Emails!

‘Tis the season of joy – and hackers trying to steal your personal information!  Scammers are sending out emails to unsuspecting users that state that their package could not be delivered – with the hopes that you will click on the links embedded in the email… USA Today article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/12/08/fake-package-delivery-notices-christmas-malware-ransomware/94631888/  

FTC sues phone scammers who promised free money

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/ftc-sues-phone-scammers-who-promised-free-money

FTC Article: Computer Security

Here is a link to a really good article on computer security from the Federal Trade Commission: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0009-computer-security

Stopping Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls, and Email

Here is a terrific article (with helpful links!) provided by the The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency. Stopping Unsolicited Mail, Phone Calls, and Email

Internet Renewal Services SCAM

A J Street team member received this letter and although we immediately knew that this was a scam, it got us thinking about how many people may believe that this is REAL.  We wanted to help get the word out to everyone of this SCAM so share this far and wide! This is a pretty […]