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Scams, let’s talk about one…

It may seem overwhelming, the number of scams that are out on the wide world web. And while others are more common than most, we are here to talk about one very popular one: links.

One of the most mischievous and easier ways to get into your computer, especially through your phone, is through a link you innocently click on. So let me give you insight into the two things you should most definitely watch out for:

1.) Do you ever go on a website that has what seems like a million ads on the sidebar or in the middle of an article you are reading??

Most likely, if you click on one of those ads or pictures, it will open up another window or browser. It may not seem like that much of a big deal, but those ‘links’ can give hackers access to your computer or phone whether you know it or not.

If you experience glitches, bugs, slowness in your computer, or your computer shuts down with absolutely no explanation after you have clicked one of these links, you may have just been hacked.

2.) Have you ever gotten a text from an unknown number that has a link attached to it?

While sometimes email subscriptions you sign up for may text you with new updates which can be innocent. However, another way hackers have found to get into your personal info is through texting you a link that you click on. Now, remember, this can be through iMessage, text, or even through Facebook Messenger, Instagram, or any social media platform.

The message here overall is to be wary of what you click on. And if you think you’ve been hacked call us at 855-728-6824 immediately so we can take care of it, or come into the shop at 750 E US-Hwy 24, Woodland Park, CO 80863

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