Scam Alert #26 — WhatsApp trap & shady phone employees

Don’t trust every message you get on WhatsApp. People can hack you with fake messages — and in some cases, it’s deadly. This, plus shady phone company employees on the job,…

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Don’t fall for the double-digit phone scam

Scam calls are tricking people into setting up temporary phone numbers for crooks.   You post an ad to sell something — your car, your bike, that bedroom set you…

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Surviving WannaCry ransomware — for beginners

What you need to know to protect yourself when you don’t know much about computers.   You really don’t want this to be you — the guy or gal who just…

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Aggressive ransomware rages through computers around the world in massive attack

What is happening and what to do about it.   You can watch the map live, as the ransomware some call “WannaCry” attacks computer systems around the world — and close…

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What can you learn about safety from political cyber hacking?

A former counterintelligence operative gives insight into how to keep yourself more secure.    Eric O’Neill says he knows a thing or two about catching spies. He worked as a “ghost”…

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Used tech scheme owner could face $42 million fine

The mastermind earned millions lying to people about their used phones & laptops, according to the FTC.   If Vadim Kruchinin comes back to the United States, he could end…

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