Phishing and scam emails…what to look out for

With email being the most common method of communication between us and the outside world be it your friends, family or even businesses we often don’t question the source of emails that come into our mailbox but that is exactly what scammers depend on .

When you get an email from your relative for example , you usually take it as it truly being from them and trust everything that is within that email. Now would you still hold that same level of trust if say the email stated it was from your bank or even an online business that you maybe dealt with recently ? Most of us would and would either click on a link within the email or follow directions stated in the email such as resetting of your account password.


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Five Ways To Limit and Avoid Identity Theft

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Identity theft is something that we all hear about and hope that we ourselves are not victim to it. By following some simple steps in how we handle or give out our personal information the risk of identity theft can be reduced.

Reviewing bank and credit card statements monthly:

Most of us are guilty of this at one point or another where we receive our credit and bank statements and don't bother to glance at anything more than the totals at the bottom. A glance over the charges or withdrawals for any suspicious activity will alert you to a potential fraud that would go unnoticed by most. When checking for suspicious activity take note of even the smallest amounts of a few dollars as these transactions might be test ones to verify that the false credit cards work before larger transactions are made.


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Top ways to upgrade up your computer

Buying a new computer every couple of years to avoid having an out of date system is something that not only can be expensive but also is not always the best option. Many desktop computers from brands such as Hewlett Packer, Dell, Asus etc. provide the ability to upgrade components individually to extend the life of your computer overall. Depending on your technical ability you can either replace the components yourself or take the computer to your local computer store where they would upgrade your system for a charge.


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