Which means you need to be on high alert and take steps to protect your personal information… and your wallet.
One of the latest scams to make the news is a computer protection scam.
Here’s how it works…
You’re surfing the web and a warning message pops up seemingly out of nowhere.
This “free” service reports that it’s found several errors on your computer… dangerous errors. But you can protect your computer… you just need to purchase their software… at least that’s what the message says.
The software will set you back $50 or more… and often, it doesn’t even do what it promises to do.
If you get a message about errors on your computer and it’s written in a way to scare you into making a purchase, don’t take the bait.
If you’re having problems with your computer, it’s a better idea to take it into a reputable professional… or if you know someone who knows computers, bribe them with pizza and a six-pack to come take a look.