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Bitcoin Thieves Up Their Game

I typically just stick to content related to web design and search engine optimization on this blog. But from time to time I will post an article about scams that are taking place in the virtual world. Today is an especially unique blog for me in that it will be the first time that I discuss cryptocurrency on this platform.

Electrum hack and phish

As you probably know by now, cryptocurrency is basically internet money. People use it by sending it to one another at which point they can exchange it for the fiat currency of their choice. It uses a technology called blockchain to complete the transaction. Continue reading

Beware of Tricky Web Solicitations

Concept of sending e-mailsAs anyone with an email account has probably experienced, there are lots of spammy and scammy emails being sent out there. Some are very obvious spam and have ED pill ads in them or are asking that you send money to Nigeria. But for the new business or new website owner, the spam scam emails change tenor. You may receive a very personal looking email that says they have been trying to contact you or even that they work for Google. They will then say they have a service that your company needs or it will be lost in search engines forever.

The truth is that these emails are just as useless and as spamy as the type I first mentioned. Since you registered a domain name, your contact info becomes available on public registries. The spammers use a robot to crawl public records and to help figure out what kind of spam they are going to send you. Continue reading

Beware of the Latest Round of Phishing Emails

The scammers are good but their greed gives them away. The attached image is of a phishing email sent to me today.  If they made it only for 50 bucks or 75 bucks I would have maybe started to believe it, but probably not. 500 buck Christmas gift card? Yeah right.  Nobody gives that out. Maybe in scammer world they do.

So, this holiday season beware of all the different ways scammers will try to take advantage of you. The links within a phishing email when clicked can launch viruses that allow hackers to crack your computers security.  It can be a very dangerous thing. So this holiday season, as always, be careful what you click. (click on image to see larger copy)