Safe Online Shopping Tip #5

Don't Give Away Your Golden Nuggets of Personal Info

In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis shares some encouragement to not give away too much of your personal information and details.  Some online offers and shopping carts ask for optional details about you – choose to avoid sharing non-required details as your privacy matters!

Safe Online Shopping Tip #3

Should You Use Debit or Credit Card?

In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis shares whether you should use a Credit or Debit Card when shopping online (yes, there is a strong recommendation to use one of these but not the other).  There are more safeguards and protections for you as a consumer with the use of a Credit Card online – we […]

Secure and Safe Shopping Online Tip #1 How to Check a Company or Product

Check out the offer before you check out with your $$

In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis shares thoughts about researching or checking a company or product to see if it’s legit and not a lemon. There are some products, sales, and offers that sound too good to be true – and sometimes they are! We’ll look at a suggestion for checking the complaints of a […]

“Interview: Staying Safe With Tech – Chet Davis Your Technology Tutor”
by Valda Boyd Ford interviews Chet Davis

In recognition of National Computer Safety Day I wanted to share this interview captured a few months back on my friends radio program. The topic is Safe Tech:

Today we will practice safe “tech”! There is so much potential in using today’s technology from dating to banking to conferencing, However, there are so many places where we can expose our finances, our future and our family with less aware technology practices. Chet will share a few tips that will help you feel more secure while staying safe using tech.
Listen to “Chet Davis – Your Technology Tutor” on Spreaker.

In today’s Tech Tip Chet shows how you can see the email address of the sender. This can help you avoid responding to or clicking on a fraudulent email message.

In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis shares one way to determine if that email is likely from a cyber-thief. You can avoid getting trapped in a scam (hacking your private information) by paying attention to inbound email messages that ask you to click on their link to sign-in to your account.

Beware: Tech Support Scam via Telephone

The cure is worse than the (fake) problem

In today’s Tech Tip Chet Davis shares caution about acting on a telephone call that suggests you’ve been hacked. Usually, this is a fraudulent call that causes you to act in a way that provides personal info to a cyber thief.