Our best defense is to make sure that our Computers and Mobiles are well equipped with anti security software.
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These Leaflets are a warning for all of us. Remember the 5 commandments.
From time to time we will add new scams that we discover or come by. Check more often.
.!! Be aware of phony emails circulating informing that your PC/Mobile/Laptop has been infected with Virus.
There are new emails circulating that you have virus on your Computer/Laptop/Mobile Phones. It can have Norton or any other Company written on it.
DO NOT CLICK TO OPEN IT.
This is phising and a scam. Look at the above image. Double click it to enlarge. Explanation is written on it.
!! Be Alert: A text message can infect your Phone!!
What do you do if you get a text message with a link. If you click it, it takes you to a page which looks like it is from Google Store. This is not from Google Store. Please do not entertain it. Delete the link. Let your colleagues know. Only download applications from the Google Play Store.
The video below explains it fully. Click on Play Button.
!! Be aware of phony emails perpetrating as Tax refunds !!
We in UK fill our tax returns and lodge them by end of January every year.
Inland Revenue (HMRC) and BBC will NEVER send Emails to any one regarding refunds, tax overdue or TV licences. They will not phone you either. Please mark these emails as spam and delete them.
You will receive genuine Reminders by post from all companies.
The attacks come from both internet browsing, emails and phone calls too.
All computers should have an anti virus and security software (application) to stop malicious sites masquerading as originals.
Computer professionals in cyber security advise more than one application to stop your Digital hardware being compromised. There are many anti-security applications around. You should look for ones which block malware, pop ups and advertising. One of them is Malawarebytes. This will block bad sites and also stop pop ups, advertising pops etc. There are others i.e. Norton Security, McCafee and many others. It is better to purchase these applications. These should be installed on both Computers and Smart Mobiles. Many companies sell software which can be used for 3, 5, 10 or 20 devices.
Think of it as extra locks you are purchasing to keep your hardware safe.
Below are links to download various documents which will help you in keeping your digital hardware safe.
The hackers prey on your vulnerabilities!
They will send you notices of being charged, tax dues, tv licence overdue or unpaid invoices etc.
You have won a prize, refund of Tax or TV licence etc.
Your accounts in bank or any other place are frozen.
Password or Login details compromised.
Security software (Applications) expired and selling at discounted prices.
Covid-19 vaccine for sale.
Investments that give you higher yield.
Put these emails into spam folder and then delete them and empty them!
DO NOT Click on to the links.
DO NOT reply to tell them to stop sending you emails. This way, once you reply, they know that your email address is active. You will then start receiving many spam emails.
Steps to take:
1. Change your passwords frequently.
2. Make them difficult so no one can guess.