John Oliver on October 15, 2017 did a show about the Equifax credit breach that has impacted 145 million people. Keep in mind that John Oliver uses language, examples, and jokes not safe for work or young children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPjgRKW_Jmk If you were one of the 145 million impacted there are some things to do*: Add … Continue reading Equifax Credit Breach
On July 29, 2017 Equifax discovered that attackers exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access from mid-May through July 2017 to certain data files. On September 7, 2017 they announced to the public that a cyber security incident impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers occurred. According to their statement the incident also impacted … Continue reading Equifax Cyber Security Incident
Sometime ago a wax museum went out of business and auctioned off their presidential wax statues. John Oliver did an episode about the statues, the other celebrities that purchased a statue; and the five statues he bought. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cBV8KFFasY After John Olivier had a few choice words to say about the wax president that Stephen Colbert … Continue reading Presidential Wax Statues
Lately I have been getting an increased number of IRS Phone Scams. As I mentioned in previous posts the IRS first sends out a letter if there is an issue with your taxes. You can contact the IRS directly to determine if there is an issue with your taxes. Here is the video from the IRS that … Continue reading IRS Phone Scam
Sugar ants seem to stake out their territory; as much as I stake out mine. Once they find a food source them come out in a dense pack to gobble it all up. Battling them is an ongoing challenge. The other day I put down some maple syrup to get them to go to one … Continue reading Sugar Ants
Once again one the Powerball jackpot prize is over $400 million. I've noticed that with the higher jackpots two things seem to happen: More advertisements on TV and radio. More scams and people trying to sell their "lottery winning systems." Here are a few tips to avoid the scams: In order to win a lottery … Continue reading Lottery
Happy Valentines Day. Here is a video done by History about the history of Valentines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neb7dbPW0Sk Google created an interactive Valentines Day Google Doodle it can be found here: Doodle Archive. Links in Article: Bet You Didn't Know: Valentines Day | History (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neb7dbPW0Sk) Google Doodle Archive (https://www.google.com/doodles#archive)
In the past few days I have received an increase in these Microsoft Scam phone calls. Again the best thing to do is not answer the phone. The second best is to just hang up on them.
With the release of Windows 10 there has been an increase in Windows Scams. There is a new email scam going around to and the Microsoft Call Center scam calls have increased. I have noticed that since the release I have gotten two phone calls from the “Microsoft Call Center” in a short time. Also in the news recently there was an alert about a bogus email claiming that Microsoft was upgrading users to Windows 10 via email. Anyone who does click on the link in the email can find their computers taken over by the scammers and will be forced to pay a ransom to get it released back to them.
On August 16, 2015 I got another one of those Microsoft Call Center Scam phone calls. It came in at 9:14 P.M. my time, which puts it 14 minutes outside the allowed call time mandated by the FTC. The…
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