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Three Trending Scams To Look Out For

Three Current Scams That Can Happen To You

1.       Coin Mining: This new virus can take your computer hostage and use your internet connection to mine electronic currency. It is hard to diagnose on your own, but the first sign is an overloaded processor and slow performance.

2.       Imposter Emails: Hackers will send you emails that look like they come from your colleagues or those in your contact list. If you receive an email that seems strange or unexpected, always double check with that person before calling a number or opening an attached file, as it may result in stolen funds or ransomware.

3.       1-800 Pop-Ups: A potentially expensive problem, this scam involves a big pop-up (often with audio, and difficult to close) that prompts you to call a toll-free number for help from a trusted tech company. Close the window and do not call—the goal of this scam is to steal your credit card or bank account information.

A note on backups: Backups and careful browsing practices are the best way to ensure your data is safeguarded. Regular data backups will ensure that your business or home is never brought to a halt by hackers.
For more information on viruses, scams, and backups, call Facet or Nerds on Call today.

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Janis Wetterich

Now that I have Facebook, I have to relate my wonderful experience with Facet! About 1.5 years ago, I was working on my pictures to compile for our oldest son's [high school] graduation. All of a sudden, my external hard drive started glitching, and then it was totally gone!!!! I had years of pictures that were lost! I was in tears. All of these precious memories gone! Since Facet isn't the closest computer store to me, I immediately took the hard drive in to the small computer shop in my hometown. They told me there was nothing they could do. The hard drive was bad, and we had lost our years of pictures! Now I really was in tears!

I called Facet, and they told me to get the hard drive back and get it sent to them. Within a short time, I had all of my pictures restored! Facet was fantastic! Not only did they restore all my pics, but they set me up with a higher quality external hard drive, and gave me the option of backing up my computer and external hard drive with them. Needless to say, I did that right away! These items are too valuable and dear to me to lose again! I will only trust my Facet with my electronics and technology needs!

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