Tag: online fraud

Stay Safe Online – identifying scams

Stay Safe Online – identifying scams

And if you hover over ‘Sign in to HMRC online services self assessment’ you will see that the link will take you to ‘nagata-k.net’ which is obviously nothing to do with our UK Government!  If you do accidentally click on a link – don’t enter any personal information, passwords or usernames – and if your computer starts acting strange, turn it off and ring us – advice is free 01948 840102

Stay Safe Online – another GOV.UK scam email

Stay Safe Online – another GOV.UK scam email

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We received another email today which looked like it had been sent from HMRC.  How can you tell that it’s not from GOV.UK?

scam email

Apart from the fact that the English is not quite right (to have your tax refund creditED to your bank account), if you hover over ’GOV.UK’ you can see that if you clicked on it, you would be sent to ‘usuprint.com’

scam email

and if you actually did click on it, your anti-virus software should warn you that the link is dangerous ‘deceptive site ahead’.

website warning

And if you hover over ‘Sign in to HMRC online services self assessment’ you will see that the link will take you to ‘nagata-k.net’

 

scam email link

If you do accidentally click on a link – don’t enter any personal information, passwords or usernames – and if your computer starts acting strange, turn it off and ring us – advice is free 01948 840102

Stay Safe Online – Automated Phone Calls and Scam Emails

Stay Safe Online – Automated Phone Calls and Scam Emails

Watch out for scam phone calls purported to be from HM Customs threatening legal action or ‘your internet provider’ threatening disconnection, scam emails, hoax domain name renewals and hosting charges.

Stay Safe Online – Do’s and Don’ts

Stay Safe Online – Do’s and Don’ts

Don’t allow anyone remote access for any reason – it gives scammers remote control of your computer which allows them to steal personal information, including passwords and banking information.