People have been receiving the “You Have Been Watching Porn Email ” we have recorded you doing it and will send it to all your friends unless you pay a ransom. This email is fake , you are not infected , do not respond to it , your email address was harvested from the internet. Just delete it and ignore it. I have received 3 phone calls from people today over this , who believed it was real and debated paying it. Again just delete the email. Your computer is just fine and while you are there you should really turn on junk email filtering. Below is a copy of the email US National Central Bureau Interpol <email@example.com>Wed 17/07/2019 10:26 PM firstname.lastname@example.org Greetings! I have bad news for you.11.02.2019 – I have broken your operating system today and got full access to your email account It is unnecessary to change the… Read MoreContinue Reading
So your computer freezes and a splash screen appears urging you to call a number that appears to come from Microsoft – what should you do
First it has not come from Microsoft – you went to a webpage that was infected through the ads on the page.I have received calls again on this and people letting these ” so called tech support ” people logon to their computer – which you should NOT DO.
Times have changed with almost 40 per cent of scams now committed over the phone and I am seeing people every week that are falling for scams on their computer.
That’s followed by email at 26.5 per cent and text messaging at 15 per cent
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stop dialling the microsoft support number that pops up on your screen – its a scamContinue Reading
People always contact me about scams related to the internet and computer use.Here is the latest one.Continue Reading
So you receive an email with an invoice from a company / business that looks incredibly good. You then go to click on a link in the email to pay your invoice. The first thing you should do is stop and look at the address where the email is coming from. You will see from the image below that this Telstra invoice looks tremendous but is obviously fake when you look at the address that it was sent from that follows the image. So look at the address and think before you click.Continue Reading
Whether you have or you haven’t been browsing adult content , do not respond to these emails – just delete them and remember your secret is probably safe , no one has been watching you and no one is going to send a video clip of you doing it to your contacts.Continue Reading
We still have an issue with opening emails and clicking links in them when we know they are wrong. From fake ASIC emails asking you to renew your business name to promises of refunds from Telstra , I get calls every week. Now for the bad news – your antivirus – especially the brand name ones – will rarely save you.Continue Reading
From the too good to be true files. These are arriving into inboxes at the moment and they are not legitimate and will surely cause a level of infection on your computer. Do not open them and do not press the PLAY buttonContinue Reading