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Beware of fake QuickBooks email from Intuit – “Account Suspension Notice!”

I’m alerting everyone I know who uses QuickBooks about the email shown below. It is circulating as of 2 Mar 2021 going to current or former Intuit customers. If you receive the email, know that it is fake and don’t click on anything. You can delete it. I’ve used an image of the email below… Continue reading Beware of fake QuickBooks email from Intuit – “Account Suspension Notice!”

Beware of Fake Delivery Alerts Sent by Text Message and Email

About Delivery Alert Scams “As online shopping sees its biggest holiday season ever, hackers are sending fake delivery notices impersonating Amazon, UPS and FedEx, with scams up 72% from last year and 440% from October to November. Clicking a fake shipping notification link can launch ransomware or launch a counterfeit branded site to trick users… Continue reading Beware of Fake Delivery Alerts Sent by Text Message and Email

Network Solutions Possible Phishing: Verify Email for SSL Certificate

On 13 Oct 2020, Network Solutions made some changes to their email services that resulted in a disruption for many people. [Learn More] The change had to do with a new certificate being used. In the immediate wake of that event last week and the residual confusion, it seems that someone has launched a sophisticated… Continue reading Network Solutions Possible Phishing: Verify Email for SSL Certificate

Here’s why reviews of products, services, and businesses are not reliable.

We all rely on reviews of products, services, and businesses on Facebook, and with Google search results, or when purchasing products on Amazon. Services like Yelp promise to provide helpful insights from customers. An abundance of positive reviews can almost guarantee trust and help produce new customers. Unusually High Numbers of 5-Star Ratings Occasionally while… Continue reading Here’s why reviews of products, services, and businesses are not reliable.

Email Extortion Scam: A blackmailer has your password and claims to have a video of you.

Crowdsourced Threat Radar As a tech consultant supporting a large user community, I’m frequently contacted when people experience things that are out of the ordinary. So, I’m regularly made aware of phone scams, fake antivirus programs, imposter tech support pop-up ads, and malicious email campaigns. It’s like a crowdsourced human radar system for early detection… Continue reading Email Extortion Scam: A blackmailer has your password and claims to have a video of you.

Monosodium Glutamate MSG Health Dangers and Side Effects of Toxic Additives and Excitotoxins

Introduction This page has been established to provide information about the potential negative side effects of Monosodium Glutamate (MSG). It was originally posted on 3 Sep 2008 and was revised on 8 Apr 2020 due to high demand for the content. The post has been dated to reflect the revision date. MSG was first prepared… Continue reading Monosodium Glutamate MSG Health Dangers and Side Effects of Toxic Additives and Excitotoxins

When Nina Kollars Received a free Nespresso machine.

Introduction A con artist conducting a financial fraud scam through eBay sent Nina Kollars a free Nespresso machine. The scammer didn’t realize that Nina Kollars is an Associate Professor at the Naval War College with extensive experience in Strategic and Operational Research. Suspecting something was going on, Nina began conducting an elaborate research project on… Continue reading When Nina Kollars Received a free Nespresso machine.

Why You Are Getting the Error: “Apple Card Unavailable. Apple Pay services are currently unavailable. Please try again later.”

For readers with limited time, I’ll offer the quick answer to your question about why the Apple Card application process isn’t working. The quick answer is that it’s broken (for some people some of the time) and there’s no word from Apple as to when it will be fixed. This page will be updated when… Continue reading Why You Are Getting the Error: “Apple Card Unavailable. Apple Pay services are currently unavailable. Please try again later.”

How to unsubscribe from the Los Angeles Times and Cancel the Digital Access Subscription [SOLVED]

UPDATE: 23 Oct 2020 After more than a year, the Los Angeles Times has finally corrected this issue. As of 23 Oct 2020, one of our site visitors reports: They appear to have listened to the feedback – You can cancel via the Account Management page now: https://myaccount2.latimes.com/SecurePage/StopSubscription.aspx  Below is the original post from 19… Continue reading How to unsubscribe from the Los Angeles Times and Cancel the Digital Access Subscription [SOLVED]

CONSUMER ALERT – Microsoft OneDrive PDF Phishing Shared Document Scam

This video describes a Microsoft OneDrive phishing scam that arrives as an email and appears to be from a known acquaintance sharing some PDF files. As the video explains, the process builds trust with the ultimate goal of getting the user to enter their Microsoft account login information.

Here’s Why Sears Has 98% Negative Reviews and Over 13,000 Complaints

Summary The in-home appliance repair advertised by Sears Home Services appears to be a violation of the Federal Trade Commission regulations regarding honesty in advertising for the reasons explained below. This is likely the reason Sears has received over 13,000 customer complaints over 3 years with 98% negative customer reviews with the Better Business Bureau.… Continue reading Here’s Why Sears Has 98% Negative Reviews and Over 13,000 Complaints

Buyer Beware: Purchase Contracts Changing Without Notice – Kia Motors Canada

There’s an unfortunate ongoing problem in our mostly unregulated free marketplace whereby a vendor promises something to a customer, but in the sales contract there’s a disclaimer stating that the company can change the agreement at any time without notice to the customer. In other words, the customer is agreeing to a binding agreement that… Continue reading Buyer Beware: Purchase Contracts Changing Without Notice – Kia Motors Canada