Links In SMS – You Need To Stop Clicking Them

Scams or variations of old scams offering you the world through an SMS link or that passwords need to be reset should be avoided at all costs. Do not click that link. In fact do not click SMS links in general that may take you to third party sites such as banking SMS links that say there is an issue with your account. Banks will not use this and if you believe there is an issue with your account – phone the bank and if you believe there maybe an issue with your Apple ID , logon to check your Apple ID at Apple to check. These scams are designed to get your personal details , passwords etc

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2 Examples of Fake Emails You Should Delete

Below you will find examples of 2 fake emails that are designed to get you to click links in them. Do not do this ! They are designed to get you to go to sites where you will be compromised  So if you click on ” Log in to my account , where will you go ? You will be redirected to a site that is NOT Telstra , and had the extension .ua which is the Ukraine and last I heard Telstra do not have any offices there.

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Don’t Click On Ads Like These When Browsing The Internet

People still click on ads promising them miracle results for their computers if they click on the ad and then download the product advertised or click on the link where the ad claims there  is an issue with your computer and download and run the software. Stop doing this! There is no miracle solution! Stop Clicking the ads ! So what do you do ? Do your Windows updates – Automatic and Optional  Update your software – Adobe ( Reader & Flash ) & Java – Microsoft Office  Stop believing ads about bogus software.  

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Microsoft Do Not Call You – Stop Listening To These Calls

If you receive a phone call from someone telling you they are from Microsoft and that your computer is infected , hang up , it is a scam.  They will want to install software on your computer that is designed to gain remote access and once they have installed this software , they will inform you that they have found even more infections and even show you some ” bogus examples”. They will then say that for $249 they will install antivirus software which will protect your computer in future and that will fix all these ” issues”  What they have done is infect your computer and got your credit card details . If you have done this my STRONG advice is cancel that credit card and get that infection removed from your computer which in extreme cases will mean a format and reinstall.  For an analogy , I described this as letting someone you don’t know , come into your house and go through all your most intimate objects. By the way Microsoft , Apple , Telstra will never ring you for this , never.  

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