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The W5 TV Program provided the following links,
Pages of different scams.
Be aware and you can help yourself stay out of trouble and inform others.
I recommend everyone share this with your whole family, friends, colleagues, acquaintenances. Play the W5 videos on your TV for the whole family.
I recommend this link to everyone in your family, business colleagues, everyone who uses the Internet or answers the phone. GN.
W5 should be a part of a school curriculum where appropriate.GN.
We teach people to wear seatbelts and be safe
You are cruisin’ for a bruisin’ if you do not follow up on this
‘I wanted to collapse’: A Canadian grandmother’s journey from romance scam victim to unwitting drug muleSuzana Thayer’s story began as an investigation into a romance scam. Bilked out of more than $200,000, her search for love took her from the world of online dating to Ethiopia to meet the ‘man of her dreams’ — and eventually to a Hong Kong prison after co…
Avery Haines speaks with romance scam victim Suzana Thayer about how she got caught up in a drug smuggling scheme that landed her in prison.
Fraud.org Fraud.org is a project of the National Consumers League (NCL), a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Washington, DC. NCL was founded in 1899 to promote the interests of consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. Over its long history, NCL staff have dedicated themselves to this mission through investigation, public interest advocacy, and consumer education.
Reference Our Old Security Page from 1994 to 2018 (some links may be broken because the originators changed them. But others work.)
For those interested it makes for interesting reading such as videos of scammers caught in the act, and more.
If you find any link on this page not working please let me know.
With simple knowledge, you can protect yourself and others against the problems of using the Internet.
The Internet is the most amazing marketing and communication medium known to man. However, to use it in a competent, professional and safe manner, there are some things everyone in the world must be aware of, or you can get into serious problems.
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Links to Important Security Information
with information you may find helpful
Timely and Updated information to help protect your online presence.
National and Federal governments can help with information and reporting.
These organisations are non government and are either membership or donation driven.
These companies offer software to help protect your identity and device security. Some of these are free or have a trial.
I personally use the Geek Squad for computer issues, problems and assistance a service provided by Best Buy. GN.
Security Alerts & Articles
How to avoid becoming victim to real estate fraud
Date : Sat., March 23, 2019
Source : Ask Joe at The Star
Date : October, 2019
Source : Malwarebytes
Police warn of new twist in phone scam targeting Canadians
Last Updated Friday, October 25, 2019 9:33AM EDT
Source : CTV New Toronto, Ontario
Spam EMail. This is what happens when you reply.
Date : Febrary 1 2016
Source : TED Talks with James Veitch on youtube
Suspicious emails: unclaimed insurance bonds, diamond-encrusted safe deposit boxes, close friends marooned in a foreign country. They pop up in our inboxes, and standard procedure is to delete on sight. But what happens when you reply? Follow along as writer and comedian James Veitch narrates a hilarious, months-long exchange with a spammer who offered to cut him in on a hot deal.
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