Defense Against Crime

21/08/2019

Computer Tech Support Scams

Filed under: Crime Prevention,Cyber Security,SCAM ALERT — peppereyes @ 12:42 PM
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In a matter of 5 minutes, I received two computer scam calls.

One was the Microsoft  Tech Support Refund Scam – which I’ve alerted you about.

https://peppereyes.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/microsoft-tech-support-refund-scam/

The other one was someone calling me giving me a number to call (844) 575-1433.

When I called, because I was curious, I was told that my virus subscription protection on my Microsoft computer was ending.   My defense against these scammers is to sound like tell them I don’t own a Microsoft computer.  The muttered something and hung up.

Now, can get Virus protection software for FREE with my internet subscription, but I’ve purchases virus protection, for my network, and it alerts me on how many days I have left.

Just be careful out there.
just know

NO computer company will call you…ever.

NO computer software company will call you ..ever.

Just be wise…

 

 

Onyx Knight Enterprises is dedicated to providing you useful and informative data to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option. – Victor Swindell

16/07/2018

How to Spot Phishing E-mail!


I was looking in my Hotmail account today and saw this e-mail. It was obvious to me that

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Beware the mail in your in-box

it was fake, but you may not be sure when you get these type of e-mails.  These types of e-mail only purpose is to get your information.

  1. The first tell-tale sign is I don’t have a USAA account.
  2. Look at the email it ends in ‘.de’ which mean it came from Germany.
  3. Companies use their own company name in their e-mail. for example, if the e-mail came from ‘bankofamerica’, then the e-mail would come from bankofamerica.com
  4. It is addressed to DEAR CUSTOMER, not to me specifically.  A company doing business with me knows my name.  When my insurance company email’s me. It has my name.
  5. It creates a sense of urgency. One of the best ways to get customer’s information is to create a sense of urgency, that if you don’t ‘act now’ something bad will happen.
  6. They always want you to click their link.  If you remember what hover your mouse over a link it will show you in the bottom left side of your computer window..where the link is going.  Once again it’s not going to USAA..it’s going to Germany.

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What you can do

  1.  DELETE IT – and mark it as spam.
  2. If you do have an account at the institution this is from.  Go to your web browser and type in the URL of the company and log in.  DO NOT USE THE LINK IN THE E-MAIL.  and make sure all is OK with your account.

PepperEyes.com Self-Defense Products Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high-quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information on the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

21/06/2018

A New PayPal Scam ..


A few minutes ago I opened my e-mail and saw this notice that appeared to have come from PayPal.

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My first thought was …so what I don’t purchase from the EU anyway. My Second thought was this is obviously a new phishing scam.

How can I tell it’s a SCAM.
It starts with Dear,    <NO NAME> …Paypal knows my name.

Even though it instructs me to log into my PayPal account, it conveniently provided a link for me. However, my reader knows how to check if a link is valid.  Simply hover your mouse pointer over the link at look at what appears in the lower left corner of the screen. The link is not PayPal. So obviously they want to get my PayPal credentials..

What Should I Do?

  1. DELETE THE E_MAIL!
  2. The best way to handle a situation like this is to visit the PayPal website directly. Don’t click a link in an email message, even if you’re certain it really did come from PayPal. If you go to the paypal.com website and sign in to your account, you’ll be able to see any issues that might be affecting your account.
  3. To secure your PayPal Account, Just head to the settings page on PayPal and click the notifications link. While you’re there, you should enable two-factor authentication if you haven’t.

 

PepperEyes.com Self-Defense Products Store is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high-quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information on the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

06/12/2017

Is your Airbnb room watching you?


Have you ever seen one of those Lifetime or other movies where a couple rents a room thfrom a seemingly nice person, and then things get weird?  The couple finds out that they are being watched by hidden cameras?

Have you ever seen one of those Lifetime or other movies where a couple rents a room from a seemingly nice person, and then things get weird?  The couple finds out that they are being watched by hidden cameras?

Life does imitate art.

• Airbnb has apologized after one of their guests found a hidden camera in a rental home, which was apparently disguised as a motion detector.
• Florida man was arrested and charged with voyeurism after his Airbnb tenants discovered a hidden camera above the bed hidden in a smoke detector. 
• A few years ago, German woman sued Airbnb, for negligence after she discovered a secret cam inside a California residence.
While we believe these events are rare to Airbnb rentals, the fact is there are creeps out there that have more on their minds than providing you’re a nice affordable rental.  So how do you know if you are being watched or even recorded?

Here are a few things you can do to spot a hidden camera.

  • First, inspect the room – examine the room and see if there are any tiny cameras around. It only takes a pinhole camera to see into a room, so look for a small hole on objects or in the wall. Take a look at some of the devices we sell so that you can get a clue how a camera can hide in clocks, picture frames, electrical outlets, motion detectors, smoke detectors,  etc.
  • Use a light – If you shut off the lights in the bedroom and bathroom, use the light on your smartphone or a penlight to scan devices, walls, mirrors, phones, etc. You may be able to spot the reflection from a hidden camera lens.  Take your time doing this and look at multiple angles. If you see a light in a place where there should be like a flowerpot you may have found a camera. Use a phone app, hidden camera detector You can download free or inexpensive hidden camera phone apps from the iStore or Google play store and purchase inexpensive bug and hidden camera detectors detect signals.
  • If you suspect that you are being spied on, and need proof, we have a solution. With this light-weight and easy to use Full Range Camera and Bug Detector you will be able to find all types of hidden cameras and other devices (wired and wireless) BugDetector_CC308-Package

using the latest laser frequency visual detection methods.

Other Resources

PepperEyes.com Self-Defense Products is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high-quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

 

18/10/2017

Your Network May be at Risk!

Filed under: Cyber Crimes,Cyber Security — peppereyes @ 12:27 PM
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A security vulnerability has been discovered that affects nearly all wireless networkscam devices, including home routers, smart phones, laptops, and enterprise wireless equipment.

PepperEyes.com is committed to protecting your security and take this vulnerability very seriously. The Our wireless network is being reviewed and patched as quickly as possible to limit any risks associated with this vulnerability. However, you should also patch your devices as soon as the security patch is available. Our patched infrastructure cannot protect you on its own; you need to take action and stay aware as patches are released for your devices.

Please take the following steps to protect yourself:

  1. Never assume that sensitive data is protected when on a wireless network. If you enter a password, your social security number, credit card information, or any other sensitive data into a website, ensure you are visiting a secured website whose URL begins with https:// (the ‘s’ stands for ‘secure’). Never assume that emails are secure or private. You are responsible for your own data security.

  2. Check with your device manufacturer to see if a patch is available for your device. Keep in mind that nobody is safe from this vulnerability, and nearly every device will need to be patched including (but not limited to) iPhone, Android, Macbook, Dell, HP, Asus, Lenovo, etc. Patches may not yet be available, so check often until the patch is available.

  3. Your home network equipment is likely also affected. Ensure that you upgrade the firmware on your home wireless router as soon as the patch is available to protect your home network. Again, nearly all gear is vulnerable including (but not limited to) Linksys, Cisco, Netgear, D-Link, TP-Link, Apple Airport, wireless hotspots, etc.

  4. Keep all of your security (firewall, virus, malware…etc.) Software up today.   Pick one day each week to so some software updates.

 

This resource may be useful in checking on the vulnerability of your equipment: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/list-of-firmware-and-driver-updates-for-krack-wpa2-vulnerability/

 

PepperEyes.com Self-Defense Products is dedicated to providing you with the best and most affordable self-defense products, survival and safety products on the market to meet the security needs of you, your family members or your business, by assisting anyone who is unwilling to become a victim of crime.  If you want to take personal responsibility for protection, home security, business security, purchase our high quality discount self-defense products. Survival kits, and arm yourself with the knowledge about self-defense and security products and information of the best way to stay secure in an ever-increasing violent world. In today’s society, being equipped mentally and physically is no longer an option.

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