Scam – Dating Site Need Plane Ticket Money

A common scam on some foreign dating sites is for people to ask for money for a plane ticket. They will claim that they are from America or Europe but are stuck in another country so they need your help to come closer to you. They claim that when they get there they will pay you back.

You should know that this is a common scam. Do not fall for it. If you send them the money for the plane ticket, you will not see the again.

How to Identify Scammer Profiles with Google Images

Ever wonder if the person you are talking to on a dating site is real? Their profile looks too good to be true. Their profile pictures are all glamour shots. Or maybe you want to get serious but you just want to be sure that this person is who they say they are.

With this little trick, you can gather more information about who they are just to make sure. Here are the steps:

1. Get their profile picture
2. If you had to screen shot their image, copy it to paint and crop it
3. Upload the image to Google Images
4. Compare the images/information you find with what is is on the dating profile.

Sometimes scammers use the images of musicians/actors/models from their home country. When they do this, it is pretty easy to identify the fakes because it will pop up all over the place. In this video I give you an example of how to do it.

 

moneygram scam

Scam – MONEY GRAM REMITTING OFFICE

Do NOT send your personal information to these people.

ATTENTION BENEFICIARY,

WE THE MONEY GRAM REMITTING OFFICE WERE HEREBY WRITE TO INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE ALREADY SENT YOUR FULL COMPENSATION PAYMENT OF $2.5M TO YOU THROUGH MONEY GRAM, YOU WILL BE RECEIVING 4,800.00USD PER DAY, AND WE HAVE SEND THE FIRST PAYMENT TO YOU

SO CONTACT OUR DIRECTOR MR JAMES ANTHONY AND ASK HIM TO GIVE YOU THE MONEY GRAM PAYMENT INFORMATION
SO THAT YOU CAN BE ABLE TO PICK UP YOUR FUNDS THROUGH MONEY GRAM WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM.

CONTACT HIM WITH THE BELLOW INFORMATION.(mgramoffice373@gmail.com)
PHONE NUMBER +229 99487052 AND CONTACT HIM WITH YOUR FULL INFORMATION

Your name==========
country==========
phone no==========
address==========
city==========
age==========
sex==========

CALL OR EMAIL HIM NOW SO THAT HE CAN PROVIDE
THE MONEY GRAM INFORMATION TO YOU AS SOON AS YOU CAN

Thanks and Remain Blessed

remove malware with malwarebytes

Remove Malware with Malwarebytes Free

I am the resident computer guy.  So I get lots of requests to fix computers.  It is now so easy to remove most malware that I am really surprised people still ask me.  Here is how I remove malware on most systems.

Step 1.  Download the Trial Version of malwarebytes

You can get the trial version for 30-days.  It is great software so I encourage you to buy it – https://www.malwarebytes.com/  Download the free trial on your desktop or somewhere you can easily find it.

Step 2.  Restart your system in “Safe Mode”

Once malwarebytes is downloaded on your system, restart the computer and hit the “F8” key to over and over until you are given the option to boot the system in a different state. Select “Safe Mode”

Step 3.  Install Malwarebytes

Double click Malwarebytes, and follow the instructions.

Step 4. Start Malwarebytes

How long this takes depends on how much data Malwarebytes has to go through and how fast you system is.  Some things will take more than normal antimalware software.  Rootkits for example, are a little harder to get rid of.  For these, I have found it helpful to google the errors, warning banners and symptoms you are seeing to find someone else who had the same issue and fixed it.  Some are so bad you will have to search for an answer on a separate system.

Good luck to you.

Physical Security Ring Video Door Bell Review

Just bought the Ring.com video door bell and I like it!  If you have not heard of this device, what it does is sends a notification to your phone whenever someone rings your doorbell or comes within close proximity of your front door.  The notification allows you to see them on video and talk to them straight from your phone.

We went on a trip to another state and I was able to talk to guest when they were talking outside my front door.  They were shocked.  For a small fee of $3/month (or $30 for the year) you can have Ring.com save the video footage.  This would come in handy if someone was at your door doing something they were not supposed to be doing.

There are a few issues I have with the device.  It does not allow you to see your front time on demand.  Meaning, you cannot hit a button and see what is going on.  Someone has to be trigger the motion detection or ring to doorbell in order to be prompted to see what is going on.  Also there was a vulnerability in the ring.com software that was had the secret key of your wifi network unencrypted, but this was fixed by ring.com as soon as they discovered it.  The other thing I have an issue with, is the lag.  There is like a 5+ second delay from the time the system is activated to the time it gets to your phone.

 

scam IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR CVS-CARDHOLDER

Scam – IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR:CVS-CARDHOLDER #13661

Be careful of the possible scam titled: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR:CVS-CARDHOLDER

The link within this email goes to a possible malware site:

URL Scanner Result
Sucuri SiteCheck Malicious site
ADMINUSLabs Clean site
-CVS Extra Care Rewards Program
DATE: 3/16/16

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR:CVS-CARDHOLDER #13661,

Your CVS-Extra-Care Savings & Rewards Card Has Just Been-Updated.

To be sure you keep all of your points that you’ve accumulated over the years shopping at CVS (both market & pharmacy), you must visit the link below to start using your new-rewards.

***You will be presented with a very short survey about your recent CVS shopping experiences. Please complete it & receive $100 in CVS-bonus points.

cvs pharmacy scam gift card

scam Gift Central for CVS

We received an email with the title: “Gift Central for CVS” from <giftingcentral@iredrodeset.weirdslugs.xyz> this email has a link that may lead to malware or phishing sites.

The email states:

Hello

This is Jim from the Rewards Counter.
A friend left you a $1,000 CVS Gift!
No need to thank them. Just need to claim it.

Claim and Ship your CVS Gift-Card Now!.

Important!! If this continues to lay around.
We may be forced into closing the option to claim it.
Please activate your special
$1,000 CVS Gift.

Thank you for being a valued member!

Sincerely,

Jim
Rewards Counter

Please try the new McDonalds menu entirely free SCAM

SCAM Please try the new McDonalds menu entirely free!

If you receive an email offering “New McDonalds Meunu entirely free”.  This email may have phishing/malware links.  The message in the email states:

We want you to try the new menu! And to show our appreciation we are willing to give away this $100 gift card!

Just take this breif survey and get a free $100 gift card to try the new menu!

The link within the email leads to a browser extension called Piggy.  Which is very intrusive.  

 

scam Enjoy Any-Delicious- Sandwich for 4, On Us

Scam Enjoy Any-Delicious- Sandwich for 4, On Us!

We received what looks like a harmless ad from Chick-fil-A.  Unfortunately, the link within the email leads to a possible malware site (virustotal scan):

URL Scanner Result
Sucuri SiteCheck Malicious site
ParetoLogic Malware site

Join us at any Chick-fil-A for your delicious meal

Come and Eat With Four People

Take a Look at Our Menu:
– Chicken Sandwich
– Breakfast
– Spicy Nuggets
– Wraps and Salads
– Desserts

Enjoy a meal on us with your family or friends!

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