Computers are a part of our day-to-day living and, as such, subject to Fraudsters and other persons who seek to take advantage of innocent people. Computer fraud can include: "hoaxes", various scams, fake or misleading sites, e-mails offering riches, and offers for non-existent or poor quality products for sale.
We encourage you to Be Safe. Educate yourself on what is happening in the world of internet and email. Protect your computer and its contents by purchasing security software from a reputable company.
If you receive anything that is of a threatening nature - CALL POLICE!
NEVER give out your personal information or financial information unless you are 100% satisfied with the source and safety of the Web site. Exercise Due Diligence when using the computer.
RECOGNIZE IT. REPORT IT. STOP IT.
While advances in technology have helped improved security over the Internet, it has also provided criminals with a new avenue for their criminal pursuits. One of the more recent, prevalent forms of cyber crime, is the practice of "phishing" or "brand spoofing."
We invite you to check out the following useful links that can help you determine if you have received a hoax or scam email or if you think you are visiting a fake or misleading Web site:
Another option is to simply log on to a Search Engine (i.e. Google) and type in a few words in regards to your inquiry. There are numerous sites that can be visited to research and verify the validity of things you find or receive online.
If you can't find the answer that you are searching for, and have a concern, we invite you to Contact Us.