Back to Scam Patrols Homepage

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Andriod phones and security

It seems that in Europe phones have become victims to malware mobile virus issues. Its still not known if any reports with bank thiefs have been reported in the United States.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Your babys Social Security could be at risk.

According to the BBB your new born could be at risk for ID theft. It seems that would be ID thiefs are now focusing more of their efforts on your new borns social security to take out loans under your baby's name.

Some things to do to safe guard is never record your baby or your social on your computer.  No matter how good your antivirus is there could be a chance a virus could get by and snatch your ss information.

Shred any information if your disposing in your recycle. This is a low tech way of getting your information.

Always have a good antivirus and a good firewall on your computer. Never surf without one.

As always stay safe on and off line.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Getting spam aps to your galaxy cell phone?

A friend of mine told me she was having random aps on her new phone appear from no where. These aps were from bringo to priceline. Im surprised that these applications are allowed in the andriod market in the first place.

Anyway I did find a solution online which is ab application called air push. Look it up on the android market.

what the application does is looks for programs that download onto your phone so essentially it sniffs out these programs for you

Getting spam to your phone?

Simply forward to your to7726

Friday, September 14, 2012

Getting Spam Text Messages? I got semi solution.

I over heard this on the radio and it seems that many phone providers are now asking people to forward any text messages to 7726. This number will be sent to your phone provider. I assume the providers will block those numbers.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Internet block out by malware.

A few days ago the FBI  had warned infected computers would be blocked from accessing the internet.

A virus or malware installed on unsuspecting computers still could hold a threat on your personal information.

If you feel your computer may be at risk here is the yahoo article I found today which has a few links on where to get help.

Yahoo article on malware

Just a note on the yahoo article it points you to a website which is a .org but it seems the site has been disable or something.

Good news is that there are a few links that do work which will determine if your DNS record has been changed by malware.

Norton crimeware eraser tool

FBI website - what to look for if you feel your computer is infected.

According to what I have been reading online it seems that this is a really nasty one to get ride of on your computer.

Friday, July 06, 2012

Protect your computer tips

One of the most common things I have seen over and over with friends and family computers is the lack of security for their computer. What I mean by this is that most if not all people have some type of antivirus protection but they lack one thing I have seen. What I have seen what most people lack is a firewall for their computer.

A firewall essentially is the gatekeeper which checks to see what information is being sent or what information is coming into the computer. This meaning if a would be hacker finds your IP address they can gain access.

Get a firewall for you computer.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

More tips on securing your computer

3) Do not download programs that you are unfamiliar. This is one of the easiest ways that malicious programs can gain access to your passwords and any other information you are browsing online.

4) Change your passwords at least 6 months or a year.

Monday, July 02, 2012

Tips on how to secure your computer.

Tip number one is never share your password with anyone. Its very easy to share with a family or friend but if you have sensitive information it may be a away a hacker can gain access to your computer.

Second tip never use the same password for every account. The worst thing you can happen is one password is compromised all your accounts are venerable.

Stay tune for more security tips

Friday, June 29, 2012

3124701783 scam

Do not answer this call its a health care insurance company which solicits to people who have not opted into thier phone list.

I figured I talked with a representative and told the guy that if you can please take me off your phone list. The guy simply told me that I called him which I never did. He got very upset and told me as if I was the one harassing him.

These type of practices are not valid since they must comply with state laws with phone solicitations. If a person does not want to be put on the do not call list and they don't comply you can sue them.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Passwords that need to be changed

Good article on password mistakes and why you need to change your password if you have it set this way.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Woman steals from Nigerian Scammers

A woman who was an agent for the nigerian scammers takes money from them.

Found this article on yahoo. Nigerian Scammers get Scammed.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Make money online infomercials and my thoughts

I remember many years ago I would watch all these programs on how someone went from unemployment to making thousands of dollars. Now are these programs a scam? Well it depends on who you ask. I will say that there are some money opportunity programs that do work but you have to do your research before you make the call to order your kit. Some things to look for in a money opportunity. What is it your trying to sell? I don't care what they say that your not selling something, bottom line your still trying to sell a product or service. For example my blog has advertising on it but I'm providing a opinion service to my readers. Stay tune for tomorrows post on my thoughts on get rich programs. Can you make money is really the question? Tell me your thoughts what programs have worked for you.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Zappos website security website breach

If you have a Zappos account you may want to change your password. It seems a wood be hacker has hacked the Zappos site With many passwords. More on the Zappos hack

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

If your car is submerged in water what do you do?

If found a video that answers this very question on what would happen if your car is submerged in water do you know how to get out?

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Preventing Garage Door Break ins.

I found this video on how someone can easily break into a persons house with a wood wedge and a simple coat hanger and in a few seconds break into the garage door taking all your goodies.

The first video shows how someone can break into your home.

The second video shows some steps to prevent someone from breaking into your home.