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deboe
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# Posted: 19 Apr 2011 12:55
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Here's a helpful article I found on Microsoft's website that will show you how to recognize and report scams. It also has information on what to do if you think you have been a victim of a scam and tools to help you avoid scams.
Learn more about it.

deboe
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# Posted: 19 Apr 2011 13:14
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Here is more information on the subject for those who use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox:

Chrome

Firefox

quark
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# Posted: 19 Apr 2011 13:26
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Hello, I am a Nigerian Prince, and I am wanting to discuss with you very important matter of most serious business concerning the sum of $1,000,000 in an offshore bank account which only requires a small deposit to access.

deboe
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# Posted: 19 Apr 2011 13:36 · Edited by: deboe
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Thank you, Quark for providing us an example of an untrustworthy email message.

deboe
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# Posted: 19 Apr 2011 13:38
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More links, this time from Facebook:
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deboe
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# Posted: 21 Apr 2011 13:31 · Edited by: deboe
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Another type of scam you should be aware of is called Rogueware. This is essentially a malicious piece of software disguised as an antivirus that will mislead users into paying for the fake or simulated removal of malware, or that installs other malware. Often this type of malware will open up popup windows and will not let you close them. You can learn more about it here.

Rogueware has been known to disguise itself as Security Essentials or Win 7 Security which are very similar to Microsoft's antivirus software, Microsoft Security Essentials.

Here is an article last year showing you how the real Microsoft Security Essentials looks and advises that it is a free download from Microsoft and will never ask you to pay for anything.

If you think you've been a victim of this type of attack and want to remove the malicious software you should first try to run your antivirus and see if it picks it up. If it doesn't there is a free tool you can use that is specifially designed to find malware and remove it called Malwarebytes. If this also does not work the next best option is to restore your computer to an earlier time. Learn more about restoring Windows here.

deboe
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# Posted: 25 Apr 2011 16:03
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Phishing attacks: Training tips to keep users vigilant

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