Scams continue to abound in cyberspace

By Heather DeMarco and Donna J. Jodhan

It does not matter where you and your computer are located; at home in your
study, in your home office, and even in the workplace. The cyber pirates
and hackers are looking for you and it is your job to stay safe from them
and out of their way. They are using scams to attract your attention; those
so-called get rich quick schemes. If something seems too good to be true,
then just leave it alone and move on.

We’d like to give you a few tips on some of the more common types of scams
that you need to watch for and avoid at all costs and with the holiday
season here, you need to be extra careful.
Scams that seem too good to be true.
Bargains and offers that sound too good to be true.
Emails that contain offers to keep you safe and secure from scams.
Emails that offer you software at bargain low prices.
Emails that tell you that your banking details have been compromised and
that you need to login in order to change your username and/or password.

Of course, there are more for you to watch for but with the holiday season
upon us, please be careful. Please read our reference below.
Happy holidays and see you in 2011.

Scams continue to abound in cyberspace
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nada Stojadinovic works in her home office two weeks after her yahoo e-mail
… Still, she spent several hundred dollars to have her computer scrubbed
clean …
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