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Hey folks! There's apparently a rash of fake Amazon emails going around. The emails appear to be an automatic notification that a recent order has been cancelled. The email contains a link that takes you to a page that looks like Amazon's and asks you to sign in using your Amazon username and password. It all looks legitimate but instead of signing you into Amazon, your username and password get entered into a database instead. These usernames and passwords are usually sold in batches to the highest bidder in the seedier parts of the internet. Sounds crazy, we know, but it's true and it's called "phishing". If you think you may have been a victim of phishing you should change your password immediately. Be safe out there!

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Charlie Coutts

I have always been very involved in working with and learning about computers as well as the intricacies of running a premier computer service business. Over time, I continued honing my troubleshooting and repair skills and branching out into programming and web-design. I have managed technical support and PC repair departments for several prominent custom computer manufacturers and always try to keep my finger on the pulse of the technology world. On top of that, I have always had a passion for helping people. I believe that integrity and honesty is the surest route to success and I love a good challenge. Show me your broken computer and let's fix stuff!