Amazon – Watch Out for Recent Scam Tactics

Scammers are creative and they constantly devise new schemes, exploit new technologies and change tactics to avoid detection. Stay safe by learning to identify and avoid scams. Prime Membership Scams:These are unexpected calls/texts/emails that refer to a costly membership fee or an issue with your membership and ask you to confirm or cancel the charge. […]

What Amazon will and will not do…

Dear Amazon Customers, Our customers helped us take the fight to scammers last year by reporting suspicious emails, texts, and phone calls. Each report matters. In 2022, we made significant strides to protect our customers: We initiated takedowns of more than 20,000 phishing websites and 10,000 phone numbers that were used as part of impersonation scams.We referred 100s of bad […]

Amazon Scammers

To help protect you from scammers that attempt to impersonate Amazon, remember these important clues so that you can identify scams and keep your account and information safe: Never feel pressured to give information (such as your credit card number or account password) over the phone, especially if the call was unexpected. Scammers may try to […]

Why can’t I connect my iPhone?

It could be the cable! Ever wonder why the cable on your devices seems to do whatever it wants? Someday it works, another day not so much. You’d think that buying the manufacturer replacement cable would be the best bang for the buck, right? Well, hold on there… not always. Some cables are just better […]

Fax Scams – Halton, Halsen & Associates

Unclaimed funds! It seems that technology evolves so quickly, we forget that the older, simpler technologies can be used to easily deceive us. From a simple phone call, a letter, or the combination of the two, always be aware of the FAX! Above is an example of a rather official and well detailed fax from […]

Wells Fargo – Re-activate Your Account

Re-activate my what? It’s almost hard to tell that this e-mail isn’t from Wells Fargo. As always, ask yourself, do I even have a Wells Fargo account? If you don’t, then delete it immediately. Unfortunately, many of us had a Wells Fargo account at one time or another, so this becomes easy bait to our […]

PayPal – Service Alert

Ah-ha! A Service Alert! As you can imagine, this is another well played e-mail that preys upon the masses. Who doesn’t have or have made a transaction though PayPal? Obviously, if you don’t have an account with PayPal then just delete the e-mail message. However, if you do then we need to do some… Detective […]