Let’s face it— nobody likes tax season. Well, except for maybe accountants. But for most of us, especially small business owners, tax season is a headache. The desperate scrambling for a year’s worth of receipts, little calculations and the realization that you probably spent more money than you meant to… definitely not my idea of an ideal Saturday. Read more
Think you’re the only one who feels “technically illiterate”? Think again. Even the professionals make mistakes! On Tuesday February 28th 2017, you might have noticed some of your favorite websites were acting strangely. No, it wasn’t your imagination and no, it wasn’t foreign hackers.
It was a typo.
How are you supposed to tell the difference between a legitimate warning message and a fraudulent pop-up? Click on the images below to read about some tell tale signs. Read more
This week we’re covering technical support scams: how they happen, how to spot them and what to do if you fell for it. This week’s FixMeTip focuses on the last one– what to do when you realize that the “technical support” you are receiving isn’t legitimate. What are your next steps? Read more
Try as we might to avoid it, let’s face it—we’re all going to need a lawyer at some point. When the time comes, there are a few basic principles that need to be respected. Attorney/client confidentiality is definitely one of them. But in this day and age, it’s not atypical for businesses and individuals to opt for digital correspondence rather than set up yet another (costly) consultation. But is that as secure? Read more
This week we scoured the internet for the most notorious legal cases brought against cyber criminals. Click the images below to read these fascinating stories! Read more
This week’s FixMeTip is dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to report cybercrime. Reporting abuses is an important part of fighting cybercrime– we all have to do our part! Read more
This week’s technology news round up is centered around helping you to avoid online romance scams and make the most of Valentine’s Day. Click on the images below to find out more!
This week’s FixMeTip is geared towards recognizing a “catfish”. A catfish is essentially a fake profile, someone professing online to be someone they are not. More broadly, catfishing refers to deceptive activity on the internet for nefarious purposes. In our blog post this week, we highlighted how these schemes are similar to other online scams—they work because they operate off of an assumption of trust. At FixMeStick, we’d like to keep you up to date on all kinds of online threats.