Is your hotel room safe from phone scams?

It’s late at night and you’re asleep in a hotel room when you’re awakened by the room’s telephone. The caller identifies himself as the hotel manager and says he needs to get your credit card information again because of a hotel computer problem. Phone scams are the last thing on your mind.

What would you do if this happened to you? Read more “Is your hotel room safe from phone scams?”

Not expecting a package from DHL? Don’t click on that link

Philip Brown smelled a scam.

He wasn’t expecting a DHL package delivery. But a suspicious email in his inbox said otherwise. Specifically, it was an email with the subject line DHL Parcel Arrival Notification REF No:677644359[FS#6562989.

The message contained a link that DHL allegedly wanted him to click. The notification promised him he’d be taken to the DHL website so he could track his package or make alternate arrangements for delivery. Read more “Not expecting a package from DHL? Don’t click on that link”

No, Grammy, don’t click on that link!

While many of us are technologically savvy and can instantly recognize an email or internet scam, there is a vulnerable population that can’t. Here’s a story for my 86-year-old grandmother and the rest of the internet users who aren’t familiar with the nefarious threats lurking online, but should be. Read more “No, Grammy, don’t click on that link!”

Another HomeAway phishing case prompts more questions about new fees

This shouldn’t have happened to JoAnne Hemsley’s daughter, Daniella. Not with the recent changes HomeAway made to protect users from phishing attacks.
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