Tech – for Everyone

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Lonely Hearts Scams… Now Online!

Folks, due to the current demand for my skills as a tech, I only have time to post for you a quick “reading reco” (I think you should read). The topic is online dating sites – and cybercrime – but the idea (aka “message”) is bigger.
(That’s right folks, no place is safe. Why do you think I preach “paranoid common sense”?)

Beware of Sending Money in the Name of Love

If you are looking for love using the online dating and social services, BEWARE!  The cybercriminal, posing as your Romeo or Juliet, may in fact be in it for the money. According the to Federal Trade Commission, scammers, using fake and very convincing profiles, will often use these services to lure those seeking companionship to” […] Read more of this post

Please take a look, won’t you?

Update: Today is an important “Patch Tuesday” (aka Microsoft Update Day) and this machine (Vista) had 28 Updates to install. Almost half were for the Office suite.
As I have said here before: “updates” are “good”, and you want ’em.

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April 12, 2011 - Posted by | advice, cyber crime, Internet, Internet scam, security | , , , ,


  1. Wow Paul… Thanks for the linkback.



    Comment by Ramblinrick | April 12, 2011 | Reply

    • Rick,
      IMHO, your What’s On My PC… is a “must read”, and a great public service.

      I hope you will keep at it for a long while yet to come!


      Comment by techpaul | April 13, 2011 | Reply

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