BBB Rewind 7-9-12

Catch our latest video blog where we discuss group buying websites and what to do if you are without Internet access due to malware.

Keep an eye out for fake reviews

When you’re checking out a new business, your first stop should always be Better Business Bureau. But, no smart consumer relies on one source alone. Online customer reviews can be an invaluable source for information about the overall customer experience and product quality before you buy. The problem is that many businesses know very well…

Three Internet Scams to Avoid in 2012

Last year, several new and refurbished cyber scams attacked consumers’ computers in an attempt to capture personal information and spread damaging viruses. Resolve to be a savvier Internet user in 2012 by recognizing the common ways scammers attempt to steal information from consumers. The following three scams topped the 2011 scam list: 1. Job application…

Misspelling a website could lead to a malicious site

In an article from USA Today, an internet security firm is warning that a botched keystroke while typing an online address can give computer criminals a chance to hijack your system. As many as 2,000 so-called typosquatters, which use sites that look identical to legitimate ones to capture personal information, launch malicious computer attacks and…

Two More Cyber-Scams Stalking Consumers’ Inboxes

This morning, we sent a warning to consumers across the country to be on the lookout for five common social media scams rearing their collective ugly heads. Unfortunately, right on cue, we came across two more cyber-scams today that you need to know about. Fake Twitter Notification: Our senior vice president received an email supposedly…