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Let's get phished!

We spend all this time talking about scams and how to not get caught by them. What's it look like when you're getting scammed or phished? Let's find...

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Ignore This Post!

Ignore this post! It's not a real post.

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A Fraud RFP E-mail Scam For Microsoft365

This scam is using a fake RFP from a legit sender to get access to your Microsoft365 account. Check out how this scam works and how to avoid it.

Software

Why isn't RAID a backup?

RAID isn't backup and shouldn't be used like it is. A good backup strategy is important to keeping your data safe. Let's look at why RAID isn't a...

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The Outage Scam

Getting money back for not being able to make calls would be nice, right? Too bad it's a scam. Never trust texts.

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The Google Voice Scam

This scam is commonly known as the Google Voice Scam. It's extremely common on marketplace sites like Facebook, NextDoor, and Craigslist.

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GoDaddy Domain Renewal Scam

If you own a domain you may get a scam e-mail about renewing your domain. Let's look at how this one works and how to identify it.

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Let's check out the Refund Scam!

You receive an e-mail from Norton 360 Security (or something similar) with a receipt for your purchase. You didn't buy this, time for a refund!

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Social Security Calling?  Nope.

With tax season here the Social Security scammers are back out in force.  Like mall Santas around Christmas, but not nearly as jolly. 

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The Gift Card Scam

The Gift Card Scam is a classic in that it's been around forever with basically no changes in the text. Somehow it still works, though.

QR

Using QR Codes for Your Business

Do you know all the things you can do with QR codes? Want some free tools? Check out our video on creating and using QR codes!

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The Fake Support Popup Scam

You're researching work stuff on the Internet, click a link, and blam! Big scary website pops up with text, images, and a talking voice that your...

SEO

Basics of SEO, AdWords, and Social Media

The Middletown Chamber of Commerce hosts Internetek for sessions on the basics of SEO, AdWords, and Social Media. These are recordings of live...

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The Call Us Scam

This scam features a phone call to the scammers rather than e-mail scams. The scammer tries to look like someone purchased something using your...

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Amazon Credential Phishing

We choose to feature this scam e-mail because it uses some techniques we don't get to see very often. Otherwise, it's a standard credential phishing...

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WeTransfer And Botnets

This is a nasty one and more advanced than it appears. Read the What It Does section for more detail on that.

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Your Domain Terminated?  Nah.

This is a new one for us in e-mail. We see this almost every day from paper mail but never e-mail.

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Netflix Payment Declined Texts

Our scam today is one that's been making the rounds through text/SMS. The NetFlix payment declined scam.

Ransomware

What Is Ransomware?

Ransomware has emerged as one of the biggest threats to companies with any type of reliance on technology. So, pretty much all of them.