What Is Smishing (And How To Protect Yourself)
Nerds On Site

Smishing is a new form of phishing that uses text messaging instead of email. It’s a growing problem worldwide, happening over 30 million times per day! Smishing scammers try to trick you into…

Cyber Criminals Making Millions from Computer Ransom Scams
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Symantec released new research highlighting widespread “ransomware” scams in Europe, the U.S., and Canada. The research estimates cybercriminals are *extorting* millions each year …

The anatomy of a targeted email account hack
Help and How To

“OMG! My email is hacked!” This is a true account of an email hack we’ve just witnessed and helped a client through. It all started with one of our client’s bank accoun…

‘The Pretender’ Scam Targets Alberta Businesses
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A scam that has been targeting British Columbia businesses is now focusing on Alberta businesses.

Stealing is Dangerous – why Apple in-app purchases should not be stolen
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The Apple AppStore offers thousands of free apps. Many developers offer in-app purchases for extra functions. The system isn’t perfect because if you make an in-app purchase on one devic…

New Scareware E-Mail Uses Warnings in an Attempt to Scam Money
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The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre has issued a warning about scareware messages saying a computer is associated with child pornography and demanding money to fix the problem. The government agenc…

Beware of unexpected phone calls about your computer
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Unexpected calls to homes from all over the world continue with callers’ statements like: “We are calling you from [XYZ] company and noticed that your computer is infected with a v…

Watch Out for Tax Season Scams via Letters, E-Mails, and Online Forms
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It’s tax season, which means there are bad guys out there looking to take advantage of those filing returns, and who may expect to be contacted for whatever reason by the Canadian Revenu…