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Social Scams

We received a call recently from someone whose 80 year old mother was involved in a "love scam" - to the tune of $100,000. As good as we are at I.T., unfortunately, nothing could be done to help recoup the financial loss as the funds were sent through an untraceable method (Bitcoin).

These types of scams are commonplace for both consumers and businesses. The best and simplest advice we can provide, is to identify vulnerable members of your family or workplace - those that may not be so tech-savvy - and to have professionals evaluate their systems/install software that can help minimize the chance of being a victim.

This might include antimalware, antiphishing protection, parental controls, password vaults, image restore systems, etc.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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