this is a classic scam here are the 4 signs this is a fake
1.) spelling notice some of the spelling mistakes
2) any reputable back would never correspond with you via email for security issues you most definitely would be contacted by phone
3) look at the copyright first mistake the corporate name is TD Canada trust
4) this is a alarming thing that even the most non- technical person can catch
if your right mouse click on the link in the email and click save link location this is where you truly will be directed to
1.) this email did not end up in spam until i put it there
2.) when you clicked the link in internet explorer it did not advise this was a phishing website but Mozilla Firefox did !
this is just another reason why just having a antivirus/firewall updated browser is not always enough !
be smart stay secure !!!
as parents and adults its our responsibility to ensure we protect our children from threats of the world just like we would protect them from being chased by the school bully we should be doing the same for their online security
its is very easy for a child to gain access to a chat room and start chating from that time your child
may be prone to internet predictors or other threats
ways to protect your child
1.) use parental control software to restrict what websites they can surf to
2.) keep your computer in a open area where you can see your child’s activity
3.) there is software available that logs all chat activity which i will post in the software section of this page
4.) look for unusual long internet activity for example if your child usual use the internet for about 1 hour but all of a sudden now its 4 hours look into it as this may be an issue the reason is if your child is now talking to someone online they may be luring in your child to “meet up “ or a “relationship”
and the end know your child know thier friends and keep involved with thier activites
be smart stay secure !!
One popular question is how do i protect my self from a spammer getting a hold of my email address
for one posting your email address on a forum or a website is a bad idea unless you have to for example your business website
another suggestion is to choose your email address wisely for example if your name is john it is a wise idea not to chose something like [email protected] the reason for this is it protects you from one of the most popular spamming techniques a “dictionary spam attack ” the logic behind this attack is when the attacker or the spammer goes against a email server in this case the hotmail email server the hacker goes by a dictionary of names so john being a popular name it would be one of the prime targets for spamming in this type of attack
when the spammer does not get a bounce back says hey this email address doesn’t exist he or she now knows that this is a active email address
but if john were to select [email protected] he cuts the probability in half that this type of attack would effect him
be smart stay secure !
everyday millions and millions of computers around the world are compromised and the users of these computers don’t even know from the big corporations to the home users everyone is at risk and the scary part about it is that most of the users of the computers don’t even know !!!
the problem is number one EDUCATION some people think just because they have an antivirus/firewall on their computer that they are in some sort of untouchable zone wrong !!! millions of different types of malware is launched onto the internet a day and for security professionals to keep up is near impossible security is a balance between education and common sense for instance a common thing now is to get a spam message from a bank asking for information such as your account number now site back and think now why would a bank ask for your account number ?
live by this rule if a person were to call me and ask for this information would i give it to them without challenging them ? if not then why would you just give your information to a computer without questioning it ?
be smart stay secure !