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GoDaddy Breach – What It Means For You

GoDaddy Breach – What It Means For You

GoDaddy customers should of course be concerned with yesterday's news that GoDaddy was breached back on October 19, 2019 (you can see the Forbes article here). If you were one of the approximately 28,000 customers that received an email from GoDaddy telling you that...

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Google Business Listing Not Verified

Google Business Listing Not Verified

Are you wondering if all the calls you're getting from "Google" saying that your business listing hasn't been verified is a scam or not? It is. I've been getting these calls for years. Some of the calls are from my state, others are out of state. Caller ID comes up...

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Poor Hosting Experience

Poor Hosting Experience

We've all seen the commercials for this web hosting company (that shall rename nameless in this article). They lure you in with great deals for the first year of hosting, and tell you other things you "need" for your web hosting. They make everything sound so great,...

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Yet Another Domain Scam

Yet Another Domain Scam

Happy New Year! I hope everyone is enjoying their start to 2020. It's January 3rd, and I've already seen a new domain name scam. This one was an invoice sent to my PayPal account for renewing a domain name (that I had already renewed). This one is worse than the other...

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Business Award Scam

Business Award Scam

I was just notified that Scorching Web Design & Marketing was awarded a "Best of" award! How exciting! I'm so glad that my hard work for my clients has been noticed and is getting recognized. This will also be excellent PR and will help attract new clients. I am...

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Domain Name Registration Scam?

Domain Name Registration Scam?

As a web designer, I get this question asked several times every year. A client receives an official-looking letter in the mail telling them to "act today" in order to not to lose their domain name which "may result in a loss of...

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End of Windows 7 Support

End of Windows 7 Support

In case you haven't heard, Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 as of January 14, 2020. What does this mean for you if you're running Windows 7, you ask?  In the short-term, not much.  You'll still be able to use Windows 7, and go about your daily...

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