A few years ago the only scams we really knew about were the Nigerian money scams that told you that you had inherited millions of dollars and all you needed to do was to send them $5,000 to pay for the paperwork. Of course, there was no inheritance and your $5000 went down a big hole, never to be seen again.
Another very famous scam is the “I am from Microsoft” phone call. The idea here is to get you to open your computer to a someone who will then have unlimited access to everything on your computer, including your banking details and password. Microsoft will never ring you up – never.
These days the list of possible cyber threats is growing at an alarming pace. I’ll talk about these in subsequent articles but for now, here is a short list:
Until then Safe & happy computing