How to Tell When an Email Is a Fraud

Definitions first. Spam is email that is unsolicitied: you never asked for it in the first place. Email that you originally asked for or consented to receive is not spam just because you no longer want it any more. It’s an important distinction because unwanted email might be annoying because it’s filling up your inbox,… [Read More]

Is that Email a Fake or Not?

Good security software will get rid of the bulk of your spam mail so usually you don’t have to worry about them but occasionally some slip past the keeper and end up in your inbox.  Mostly they’re just annoying, but occasionally, slotted in between the email offering you a cheap Rolex watch and another selling… [Read More]

Tech-Optimizers Scam

Initial Contact Several clients have told us recently of unsolicited calls they’ve received from a company claiming to be associated with Microsoft.  Ultimately, our clients end up having their credit cards charged anywhere from $200 to $400 for this company supposedly fixing problems on their computers. Apparently the company gives the impression that it is… [Read More]

New Adobe PDF – an Email Scam

I’ve had quite a few clients ask me about this lately and even a few that have lost money to it. Let me be clear, this has nothing to do with the company called Adobe, but rather another business that is trying to make money by using Adobe’s name. An email arrives with the title… [Read More]

Careful or You May Lose Money Selling your Car Online!

Just before Christmas ’09, my wife was trying to sell her car via a well-known online car sales website. Despite it being a fantastic car, Australian Federal Government tax incentives to encourage businesses to buy new cars during 2009 meant that the second-hand car market was pretty slow and she wasn’t getting much interest. But,… [Read More]