Safeguarding Yourself From Scams – Don’t become a victim! Part 2: What You Can Do To Safeguard Your Information

Safeguarding Yourself From Scams – Don’t become a victim!

Part 2: What You Can Do To Safeguard Your Information

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1.) Don’t share your passwords, credit card numbers, social security numbers or any other pertinent information with anyone.

2.) Don’t write your passwords down anywhere someone could stumble upon them. It’s best if you don’t keep written records of your passwords, but with the amount of passwords people need now, it’s getting a bit more complicated to keep track of them all without writing them down.

3.) Keep your computer’s spyware and antivirus software up to date and scan your computer regularly.

4.) Make sure you have firewalls up and running at all times. Whether it’s the built-in Windows firewall, your router’s firewall or a 3rd party firewall software; or all of them in combination if you really want to make sure they are working.

5.) Always be wary of emails asking for your personal or financial information. Don’t click on links or open emails that seem suspicious to you at all. Even one simple click can open your computer up to a criminal – installing malicious software and stealing your information. Never click on links in emails or links on web sites that you don’t know or don’t trust. If you get an email from “your bank” saying you need to log into your account right away for any reason, but you aren’t sure the email is actually coming from your bank then don’t click on any links in that email. Open a new internet browser, type in the URL yourself and then log in to your account and make sure everything is as it should be. If a link doesn’t feel right, don’t click it.

6.) Keep an eye on your assets and your credit and check on everything on a regular basis. Make sure to report any odd or suspicious activity immediately. Switch over to paperless billing and statements. Pretty much everyone now-a-days offers paperless statements… banks, credit cards, house-hold billing companies. Having them all delivered to your email inbox instead of your physical address saves paper, postage and also eliminates the possibility of someone stealing your mail.

7.) Never write your full account numbers on your checks when you pay your bills, especially when paying credit card bills, just write in the last four digits of your account number.

8.) Always shred documents you do not need, don’t just throw them in the trash. Criminals do sift through your trash looking for pertinent documents.

9.) Don’t broadcast that you are leaving town, or that you are out of town, on social networking sites. That is sort of like putting up a flashing neon sign over your house that says “no one is home and no one will be home for a while, so come on in and take what you want.” Wait until you return home from your trip to talk about it.

 

If Your ID Is Stolen:
Immediately file a fraud alert on your credit report by calling Equifax (888-766-0008), TransUnion (800-680-7289) or Experian (888-397-3742). After you have filed your report, call the issuers of any credit cards that may have been affected.

 

Basically the gist of everything I’ve written is: be careful with the personal information that you give out.
We all do a lot of shopping online which means we are all typing our credit card numbers into lots of different company websites. Make sure the company you purchase from is reputable. If something seems too good to be true, it is. There is nothing free in life. Massive discounts on normally very expensive items from shady online stores are more often than not going to cost you a lot more than you think.

 

A Few Tips For Kids:

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Do you need any assistance? Want a professional to check your computer security? Contact TeCHS today!

~Your TeCHS

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Want your CD or DVD collection made digital?

Want your CD or DVD collection made digital?
Want to have your movies / music on your tablet or cellphone?

Contact TeCHS today!

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We will take your physical DVDs or CDs and make them into digital files so that you can take them with you wherever you go! No quantity is too small or too large – we am happy to do 1 or 1,000!

We output all DVDs as MP4 files and all CDs as MP3 or WMA files.

PRICE:

  • DVDs = $1.00 each
  • CDs = $0.50 each
  • +Plus the cost of a storage device (USB drive or external hard drive) if you do not have one.

 

Please note:

  1. We are not selling any movie or CD file that you do not supply a pre-purchased hard copy for.
  2. We do not have a library of movies or music to sell.
  3. We do not keep client movies or music after conversion.
  4. The time required to convert your library will depend on how many items you would like done. We can supply an estimated completion date once we know how many items you would like converted.
  5. The same goes for the external storage needed to get the digital files home to you. The more DVDs/CDs you would like converted = bigger storage we will need to transfer the files to. If you would like to purchase a storage device just for this project – simply let us know how many items you will be transferring and we can give you a good idea of how much storage you will need.
  6. If you do not have a storage device and do not wish to purchase one on your own, we can purchase one on your behalf and add it to your bill.

 

Please contact us with any questions!

We are located in Ventura and serve all of Ventura County.
Have a great day.

 

~Your TeCHS

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Celebrating Two Fabulous Years!

June 03, 2013
As we celebrate two incredible and wonderful years as TeCHS we can’t help but look back at everything and everyone that have helped us, guided us, taught us, hired us, partnered with us and shared with us. We truly appreciate everything our amazing vendors, clients, partners and customers have done for us – thank you for your referrals and for your business.

TeCHS 2 Years

Did you know that TeCHS has used to be called Leader Creative Services? Leader Creative Services began in 2003 as a small graphic design house. As the years went by we added more and more services to our offerings and finally on June 03, 2011 we decided to change the name of the business to better reflect all of the technical solutions we offer Ventura County. Thus TeCHS was born!

Seth and Kim, your TeCHS, are proud Ventura natives with over 30 years of combined tech-y knowledge and know how. We strive to keep everyone’s digital life running smoothly and to keep business and money in our beautiful and wonderful county! From the home user to local business needs – we provide affordable, fast, friendly, professional and reliable services for everything from your toaster to your website!

We can’t wait to see what the next year will bring!

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How can we make your digital life easier?

~Seth & Kim Ralph, TeCHS

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Holiday : Memorial Day : 2012

Memorial Day

May 28th, 2012
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Please take a few minutes today to remember those who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties we all enjoy as Americans. Throughout our history – and still today – brave men and women sacrifice themselves and their needs for the greater needs, safety and freedoms of the American people. Remember and honor them, today and always.
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Happy Memorial Day.

 

 

~ K. McMillan-Ralph, TeCHS

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TeCHS : Ventura County, CA

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Your initial technology consultation is always free! Contact us today.

Your local, personal TeCHS are committed to making your digital life easier! We install, support, service, repair, sync and configure all the digital aspects of your life.

We are more than just computer repair technicians, we help you select the right technology for your life and we will teach you how to use it.

We offer money-saving yearly service contracts to help you prolong the life of your technology as well as customizable gift certificates for all of our services.

Your carefree and well-connected digital life is our goal!

PERSONAL IN-HOME SERVICES FROM LOCAL TECH GURUS!

Our in-home services include (but are not limited to):

~Computers and WiFi Systems

~Virus, Malware and Spyware Removal

~Hardware and Software Tutoring

~TVs and Video Components

~Audio and MP3 Players

~Household Appliances

~Cell Phones

~Internet Phone Capabilities

~Mobile Email

~Hands-Free Devices

~Gaming Stations

~Photography and Video

~Social Media Development

~Web Site and Graphic Design

And so much more!

Contact us and let us know how we can make your digital life easier.

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