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Apple Email Scam Going Around

Beware of new Apple scam! I got this in my email this morning and it looked legit until I hovered my mouse over the link. Instead going to apple.com, it went to a site gentleurl.net/(I won't publish the rest of the link). If you get anything like this from Apple, Microsoft, Twitter, even Facebook, do NOT click on the "Click here to update" or similar link. Go directly to your account by typing in the web site link, then check it there. I can bet there is nothing wrong with your account. Please share. "Your Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons ! Dear Member, This is an automatic message by the system to let you know that you have to confirm your account information within 24 hours. Your account has been frozen temporarily in order to protect it. The account will continue to be frozen until it is approved And Validate Your Account Information. Once you have updated your account records, your information will be confirmed and your account will start t…

Beware of the Microsoft/Windows Scam

There is a scam going around that some of my friends have fallen for or almost fallen for. Please share this post! A pop up window on your screen that claims to be Microsoft stating your computer has been compromised is a scam. DO NOT call the 800 number (or whatever phone number) that is listed. You will get someone with a foreign accent claiming they are with Windows and for a fee (usually between $50-100) can clean the virus from your computer. If you can, close out of this window, update your antivirus software, then do a complete scan. If you do not have antivirus, your computer has probably been compromised by these scammers and you need to take it to a local computer repair shop or Best Buy Geek Squad to get it fixed ASAP. If you can't close out of the window, then to the repair shop your computer needs to go. They may also call you from a toll-free number claiming they are with Windows or Microsoft and tell you your computer has been compromised. HANG UP ON THEM, block the…