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New Rio Olympics 2016 Scams Are Targeting People Online: 5 Tips to Protect Yourself

Aug 1st 2016 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

New Rio Olympics 2016 Scams Are Targeting People Online: 5 Tips to Protect Yourself

The Rio Olympics 2016 are just around the corner. As we see with every major event, scammers are hitting the internet trying to take advantage of unsuspecting users. Want to enjoy the Olympics online without being attacked? Want to watch beach volleyball match streams without losing access to all your online banking data? Here are 5 tips to help you stay protected throughout the Rio Olympics.

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Scam Alert: Website Verification Symbols Are Usually Meaningless

Oct 26th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Tips | 0 Comment

Scam Alert: Website Verification Symbols Are Usually Meaningless

You don’t have to go far on the internet to find verification symbols. A PC software website might tell its customers that it’s a “Microsoft Gold Certified Partner”, for example. Or, a local business might display the fact that it’s a “BBB Accredited Business.” From McAfee to Norton, verification symbols can be found all over the web. And unfortunately, they usually don’t mea

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Top 5 Most Popular Facebook Scams and How to Avoid Them

Sep 1st 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Top 5 Most Popular Facebook Scams and How to Avoid Them

Almost everyone has Facebook these days. While Facebook’s popularity among young people is plummeting, it remains a popular platform for people of all ages – and all intelligence levels. That’s why Facebook is one of the biggest targets for online scams. Today, I’m going to show you the most popular Facebook scams out there today and explain exactly how you can avoid those scams: 5)

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Malicious Advertising On the Rise: 5 Easy Ways to Spot Malicious Advertising

May 15th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Fix PC Free News | 0 Comment

Malicious Advertising On the Rise: 5 Easy Ways to Spot Malicious Advertising

You know about malicious software – better known as malware – but what about malicious advertising. Err, malvertising? I don’t think that’s what you call malicious advertising, but it’s a big problem these days. These days, it’s tough to spot the difference between a legitimate product/service and a scam. Scammers are as smart as they’ve ever been and it’s pretty easy to crea

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PayPal Phishing Scams Increase Dramatically Over the Holidays

Dec 8th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Quick Fix Tip | 0 Comment

PayPal Phishing Scams Increase Dramatically Over the Holidays

Usually, the holidays are a time for cheer, joy, and other happiness-related words. But as computer security experts already know, the holidays are also a time for criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Phishing scams are particularly common around the holiday season, and PayPal is one of the biggest targets for these criminals. PayPal phishing scams involve: -Sending users a

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