Windows 10: Email scams can cost Millions of dollars !!!

Discus and support Email scams can cost Millions of dollars !!! in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hi folks To all those who go to the "ultimate" extreme with A/V software etc - it's SCAMMING these days (also at a relatively low level of tech) which... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by jimbo45, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Email scams can cost Millions of dollars !!!


    Hi folks

    To all those who go to the "ultimate" extreme with A/V software etc - it's SCAMMING these days (also at a relatively low level of tech) which is what you should be concentrating on - rather than worry about things like Malwarebytes / other 3rd party A/V solutions - especially the Free versions -- Windows 10 WD (together with the real time protection) on current releases of Windows is absolutely good enough on HOME type machines.

    Anyway have a read of this from the BBC -- shows how a simple email scam can cost a business MILLIONS of dollars !!!!

    Spoofing emails: The trickery costing businesses billions - BBC News

    My view is that if some of these 3rd party AV suppliers would start on developing decent A.I (Artificial Intelligence) algorithms to attempt to pick up on these types of scams which don't involve malware / viruses etc rather than still mess around trying to develop 20th century solutions for 21 century realities then they will be fine -- but at the individual level currently NONE of these products is worth using if you've got latest builds of W10 properly updated and WD (now called to be called Windows Protector in the latest builds) and use common sense in surfing you'll be just fine.

    Cheers
    jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Sep 28, 2019
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  2. babybanks Win User

    N97 Million Dollar Poker problem.

    Ok I didnt word the last one very well...



    How would I re-download the million dollar poker software I have already bought once which froze and I needed to uninstall it?



    It's ok but not worth paying for it twice!



    Thanks



    Heidi
     
    babybanks, Sep 28, 2019
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  3. Is the "Microsoft Rewards" program a scam?

    That likely is a scam emailing pretending to be Microsoft's reward program. I got an email from FedEx yesterday telling me I won a MacBook Pro and iPhone 8 including 6.4 million dollars and I just need to contact them to collect my prize.
     
    Andre for Directly, Sep 28, 2019
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  4. BobBarr Win User

    Email scams can cost Millions of dollars !!!

    New steam scam/Phising attempt

    did you forward it to valve? i know someone on my friends list that sent them an email about a scam thing some time ago and was rewarded =D
     
    BobBarr, Sep 28, 2019
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