Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Scam In Action

Yesterday I referenced Web of Trust (WOT) as a way to help recognize rogues when surfing the web by warning you before you interact with a risky website. In a comment to that article, Deborah from WOT posted a link to a video illustrating another scam designed to part you with your money. As Deborah explained, WOT tested it on a clean virtual machine and it reported finding over 500 errors, 31 of them classified as severe!

Because the video is a clear example of what people are faced with every day, I decided to share it here. The information presented in the fake scan in the video appears credible so is it no wonder why people panic and fall for these scams? Don't you be fooled!

The extra layer of security provided by WOT will help keep you safe from online scams, identity theft, spyware, spam, viruses and unreliable shopping sites. Definitely worth considering!

Remember - "A day without laughter is a day wasted."
May the wind sing to you and the sun rise in your heart...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, Corrine

I've been using WOT for a few months, and while it still has a few issues (weighting of user input vs. info provided by the security community, for one) I really like it. I've been recommending it to my clients and friends.

Anyway, saw your post on Bits from Bill. Yes, the season is almost upon us. In the words of the late Tim Russert (RIP), Go Bills!

-The Dean