Scams – Do Not Fall For Them

Scams – Lets start getting smart about these , here is a list that could really go on forever

Its not Microsoft , Windows , Telstra , NBN ringing you

The tax office is not chasing you

You were not involved in an accident

You have not won any money

If you send me $4000 you can get $100,000 back – the advance fee scam

Richard is stuck overseas and has been robbed can you send him money

Anything to do with Western Union

Fake charities calling you

Dating – online websites – meet a woman – see a picture – send her money

Then there are the SMS scams

You have not won a gift card from a retailer – via SMS

There is nothing wrong with your Apple ID – via SMS

Your password at the bank is wrong – via SMS

Your Netflix will be cut off – via SMS

So what do you need to do ?

Hang up – they will try and talk you into it

Don’t respond to numbers supplied in an automated call

Delete any messages left on voicemail

Speak to someone you trust about the scam call

Never provide the caller with any personal information.

Don’t give out your passwords or allow anyone to access your computer remotely.

Don’t make any payments to the caller, whether it be by bank transfer, Bitcoin or through gift cards.

Delete and don’t open any suspicious texts, pop-up windows or click on links or attachments in emails

Stop interacting with them – you are giving them oxygen

Author: Adelaide Techguy

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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