Windows 10: Full Backup Before a Disaster

by Super User

Floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning strikes or just the computer tripping over its own feet. Disasters happen and there are two types of people in this world: Those who have lost data and those who will lose data. It's just a matter of time, honestly. With normal backups, especially before a disaster, you can always be prepared. 

The Grandparent's Scam

by Super User

"Grandpa?" the young male on the other end of the line opens the scam.

"Who is this?" You ask suspiciously. 

This is the classic opening for what has become known as the Grandparent's scam. It purposely targets the older people of our society, trying to trick them into handing over credit card information an other personal details they can use to defraud. Usually, it works. If it didn't, the scammers wouldn't keep trying it.

Avoid Holiday Phone Scamms

by Super User

Phone scamms are on the rise, this year, with almost 1.3 million fraud-related complaints, fraud has risen almost 2 percent, from 2015, and most people said their scammer used a phone.

According to Katherine Hutt, a spokeswoman at the Better Business Bureau, fraudsters need to build some kind of relationship with the victim in order to convince them to hand over money. The FTC says, victims paid out a total of $744 million (U.S.) to fraudsters last year, with the average losing more than $1,100.