Saturday, January 17, 2009

Scareware Beware!

There is a new internet scam going around now. It is called Scareware! So what exactly is Scareware? You have heard of spyware and shareware, and now there is Scareware. And it can be scary indeed, along with costly. Scareware shows up on a computer, saying that there is a problem and offers to fix it, for a price. The ads warn people their computer is infected, maybe with illegal porn or worse a dreaded virus that will crash their computer. Experts say these ads are a front for a nasty virus. They are a mask for a virus that tries to scare people in to buying anti-spyware. You are at risk even if you don't buy the anti-spyware. What they are doing is basically asking you to pay money to protect your computer from them!

Scammers make very realistic copies of real sites and then booby trap these sites with a virus. Once you are on of these sites the Scareware alerts you to a problem and offers to scan your computer and then finds all kinds of problems. And then tries to sell you anti-virus software at $49.95. It doesn't matter if you buy the software or not because by this time pop-up ads take over your computer multiplying too fast to close and you can't get your computer to release until you buy the software!

Microsoft's latest intelligence report says that 8 million computers have been infected with Scareware! The Federal Trade Commission says 1 million people have had their computers infected with Scareware and the scammers have scammed those million people out of $40,000!

So, how can you protect yourself from this Scareware? You can always check out the RipOff Report or the Better Business Bureau before you do ANYTHING online. But the best advice I can give you is NEVER click on a link in an email unless you know who that email is from and NEVER EVER click on an ad saying you may have a virus on your computer because if you do click, you will definitely have a problem. It will fry your computer!

An informed consumer is a smart consumer!

If you really want to be informed, just go to Chris Malta's Ebiz Forum and sign up and you will never be scammed again since you'll be able to ask Chris directly about any company that's out there.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Work at Home Scams - How to Never Fall For One of Those Scams Again

Are you tired of falling for all of the work at home scams that are out there on the internet while trying to make money doing a home business? Well, so was I until I found Chris Malta. I will tell you about all of the unique things that can be found on Chris' site.

You are probably asking yourself who is Chris Malta and why should I care? I will tell you... Chris is the founder and CEO of World Wide Brands (WWB). He started his own EBiz with $500 and turned it into 15 million! Why should you care? I'm going to quote Chris as to why you should care. " If you're trying to start an online business for yourself, you are smack in the middle of a frenzied Scam-fest of Biblical proportions. More than 90% of the so-called EBiz Solutions online are lying to you, so they can sell you a boatload of worthless stuff and cheat you out of your money. I'm sick and tired of watching people getting ripped off. On these pages, you'll have some fun, and learn some very important things. along the way. For FREE. I made serious money online. It's my turn to give back." Chris has had over 10 years of online experience and within that 10 years, he has never sold out to any kind of scam. So, if you are truly looking to start your own home work, I would definitely listen to Chris Malta!

On Chris' site, you will find who is Chris Malta, where Chris tells you about both his personal life and his EBiz experience, and people Chris trusts, where he tells you the names of the people he trusts (there aren't many) and the programs they run. Plus he explains why you should trust his opinions and you can contact him through email if you have any questions. He will reply because I emailed him a question and he replied. You can also find a link to Chris' blog where he continues to keep you up to date on the latest scams.

Here comes the fun part! Chris really has a great sense of humor and that shows in his Twisted EBiz News, where he does a mock newscast about ECommerce; and he does 2 EBiz Bedtime Stories about scams which also shows Chris' awesome sense of humor. Chris is a very talented musician too although he does it for fun. He has done 6 EBiz Tunes. He writes, records and plays all the instruments except for the drums on his tunes. They are all very comical tunes about a scam or two. Also Chris has made 12 EBiz Scammer Tips videos where he shows you exactly how to avoid the scams! Probably the favorite video is "Getting Your Money Back from Scammers". Yes, that's right, you CAN get your money back from scams!

In conclusion, if you are trying to work at home and never want to fall for one of those scams again all you have to do is go to Chris Malta's Surviving EBiz and read through all of the material, listen to the tunes and watch the videos and I will bet you never fall for another work at home scam!

An informed consumer, is a smart consumer!