Category: Financial

phishing attempts

Phishing Attempts from Friends: What to do

This morning I received a phishing attempt from a person I know, albeit not very well.  Martha is a church friend, someone that I’ve met on a handful of occasions, but not one that I would expect to receive email from that wasn’t directly related to a project at church.  This morning, though, I received […]

Holiday Gift Cards

Holiday Gift Cards

With the holidays fast approaching, what better way to show your special loved one just how much you care for them than with one of our Tech Solutions NC holiday gift cards? Available in any of these four patterns, you can load them up with 1 hour of service, 2 hours of service, or you […]

Text Message

Alert: Phishing Attacks via Text Message

Today I received a very unusual text message.  In the message, I was notified that my “account” was disabled, and that I should go to the link in the text message to unblock the account.  Just like any email phishing attempt, there are things here that you can decipher to give you clues about the […]

Watch Out for Pokemon Go Scams!

Pokemon Go is seemingly all the rage since it’s release this week, but beware – there is a great risk in spending all your time with this game and losing track of your surroundings in the process. There have been reports of robberies in the St. Louis area, reports of two men falling off a […]

Internet Device

Choosing the right Internet Device for your child

In today’s world, our children are going to be exposed to technology at a much younger age than we were as kids. I remember my daughter as a toddler being given a LeapFrog type system which she loved to play with and did a great job helping her to learn some stories.  While this wasn’t […]

Beware of Phony Tech Support!

Yesterday I received from the North Carolina Department of Justice Alert mailing list a warning — to beware of phony tech support.  The ruse is elaborate and devious, and can cost you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars if you fall victim.  Here’s the email I received: Phony tech support and overpayment: two scams in one […]

Security Tools

What Security Settings do you need enabled on your computer?

What Security Settings do you need enabled on your computer? By Mike Ellis. Before you enter your credit card on a website to make that purchase, there are things you look for that tell you that it is okay to safely do so.  Your web browser — whether it be Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft […]

Phishing Attacks — is there any way to prevent them?

{Editor’s Note: Today we conclude our look at Phishing Attacks, and focus on what we, as internet users, can do to prevent receiving them at all. Click the links to read part one and part two of this series.} Phishing Attacks — is there any way to prevent them? Written by Mike Ellis. Over the […]