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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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OptionsRider.com review – should you invest?

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Opportunity Reviews, Reviews, scams | 2 comments

OptionsRider.com Review - Is it a scam or the real deal?I've had quite a lot of people (mostly good friends with good intentions) approach me recently to request I review the OptionsRider.com binary options opportunity. I decided the best thing to do would be to record a video so you can see my thoughts and review. Continue...

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The Windows R Scam – how it works and how to avoid it

Posted by on Jan 31, 2015 in scams | 28 comments

“Microsoft Tech Support” also known as the “Windows R” Scam and how to avoid it…. Have you ever received a call from someone with a heavy Indian accent from Microsoft saying your computer had errors or viruses? The purpose of these calls is to get an easy $299 (or whatever amount they choose) by scaring you into thinking there’s something really wrong with your computer and that they can fix it for you. Here’s a report I found online and thought I would share here as it may help some of my own readers avoid this scam…. These telephone based scams have been going on for many years and scammers keep robbing innocent people sadly because their success ratio is still worth their time and effort. It happens that I got ‘the call’ while minding my own business on...

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OZ Robot Scam? My Genuine Review

Posted by on Oct 15, 2014 in scams | 2 comments

OZrobot.com Scam Review Someone emailed me a link to take a look at Oz Robot.com. I’ve seen many Binary option robots over the last few years. But I have yet to see one that actually works that can be independently verified. Here’s my review – and some research tips to help you make your own decision as to whether OZRobot is a scam or not. I hope this...

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