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Sextortion emails from fraudsters “Security alert… password must be changed”

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in education, scams | 0 comments

Recently there’s been a massive spate of “Sextortion” emails sent to millions of email accounts asking for a ransom not to publish information about your personal life. What has worried so many people in this hack is that people have been told their valid passwords as part of the extortion email. Here’s an example of the email subject line: Security Alert. EMAIL ADDRESS has password PASSWORD. Password must be changed. Initially these emails were also showing as having been sent from the email address of the user which made them feel even more sinister as if the hackers had access to your personal email account. However, it was explained that this is very easy to achieve by using an anonymous email sender such as http://www.sendanonymousemail.net/  So, that’s that part of the mystery sorted, but how did they get the passwords?...

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How To Spot A SCAM

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016 in education, scams | Comments Off on How To Spot A SCAM

How to spot an investment SCAM. Sadly, I see more and more people losing their life savings with scams online. The current big fakes are usually based around a very plausible story e.g. Forex investing, professional poker playing, gold mining, binary options trading and even recently a plastics recycling opportunity. Any website that offers you more than 10% per year on your investment should be treated with utmost caution. Look for PROOF. A website is not proof. A video testimonial is not proof. Other people “getting paid” is not proof. There are investments out there that can give good returns, but like I say, be VERY cautious. If they are real, there will be plenty of third party PROOF. ALWAYS look for PROOF that the underlying asset is actually being traded. Any genuine opportunity will be more than willing...

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Let’s change the world… for the better

Posted by on Oct 10, 2015 in education, Makes you think | Comments Off on Let’s change the world… for the better

With over 7 billion people on the planet and no sign of a real slowdown, something has to change from our current consumption rates otherwise it’s clearly unsustainable and the planet is going to get into a mighty mess. This 40 minute video is a breathe of fresh air in simple thinking for simple solutions that really have the potential to make a massive difference. Well worth 40 minutes of your day. Feel free to comment below and share this...

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