Social media has some great advantages, such as keeping in touch with loved ones and sharing experiences with friends, but like almost anything on the internet, it can be easily abused. With some creative thinking and a little luck on their side, it is possible for it to be used as a vehicle to steal … Read more
More scam emails relating to HMRC. They are getting more convincing, so you must give them greater scrutiny. This one requests repayment of granted funds. The easiest way to spot it is by checking the FULL return email address ( not just the name). Most emails I have from HMRC end with @advice.hmrc.gov.uk While it … Read more
If you receive an email supposedly from ‘The Insolvency Service’ as pictured, delete it immediately. Do not click on it. It is a scam. For further information visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/email-scam-warning
For those who are still waiting for their copy of Windows 10 to download to their computers, be aware. There is an email scam currently running offering the update instantly. It comes as an attachment to an email (shown below). If you open the attachment a virus infection will be activated. This will scramble all of … Read more
I have just heard from a friend who has had a 12 minute argument with a very pushy and rude PC scammer on the phone. The person on the phone said he worked for some UK government authorised company that gets alerts when people’s PCs get viruses and trojans. The friend argued with the scammer … Read more
We receive regular reports of phone scammers pretending to be from Microsoft calling local numbers. “Microsoft informs us you have problems with your computer” is the usual spiel. They will probably call you several times. It is all a scam to get you to pay for useless “support”.
If you receive any messages like the following, even from someone you know, IT IS A SCAM! If you are in any doubt, try telephoning them. You may find they are still at home. ———————————– I really hope you get this fast. I could not inform anyone about my trip, because it was impromptu. I … Read more
After almost a week of not seeing it… …the police virus / ransomware returns. Whatever you do, do not pay their demands. It is a scam. If you are not connected to the Internet, it may show up as a blank white screen. If you are unable to remove it. Call us. We can.