How to Avoid Phone Scams from “Tech Support”

Tech support scams are a million-dollar industry that have been around for the past decade. There are a variety of scams out there, the most popular being: email, pop-up and phone. Their goal is always greed. Through their deception, scammers gain access to your financial information or convince you to spend hundreds of dollars to “fix” your computer. How the Scam Works Using a phone directory, scammers randomly call innocent people pretending to be from tech support informing them of an urgent problem. Scammers have even said they were calling on behalf of PC Solutions; this just proves that no one is safe from the scam, consumers or company. Next, the caller tells the victims to get on their computers to open some files. This is where the scammers confirm the non-existent problem. Now that they have located your computer’s so-called problem, they will most likely do one of the following: Get you to install software that provides them with your sensitive data, like online banking information, usernames and passwords. Ask for your credit card information so they can bill you for their services. Try to sign you up for a phony computer maintenance and warranty program. Ask for remote…

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Do You Know How to Spot Scam Emails?

Five Tips for Spotting Scam Emails PC Solutions would like to provide some tips for spotting scam emails.  These are not hardline rules, but more things to look for and to be aware of before opening emails.  If in doubt, please ask for PC Solutions to review the email BEFORE you open it.   Better to be safe than sorry when dealing with spammers. 1) Does the email make sense?  Does it make sense that you would be receiving information from the person or company that is emailing you?  Does their geography make sense in relation to your business?  Does their language make sense in relation to your business? Spammers are always attempting to put importance on their emails and sending claims from legitimate businesses is a good way to get your attention.  If the company emailing you isn’t someone you have ever dealt with it is more than likely a scam. 2) Does the verbiage of the email make sense? Are there non-typical grammatical or formatting errors? Are there run on sentences with odd capitalization's? Typically, scams are coming from overseas and emails are run through a translator which means that there will be errors in sentence structure and context.  For some…

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Achievement Chocolate Bars

The owners of PC Solutions have been longtime supporters of the Junior Achievement program in Jackson. PC Solutions became a customer of the chocolate bar business in 2017 after seeing their great work at a dinner event. This was a great opportunity for PC Solutions to help out and see the motivated students working hard to grow their business. PC Solutions is honored to be a customer of the young entrepreneurs! Watch the video of Achievement Chocolate Bars students at work.

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PC Solutions Delivers Best Options For ALS

PC Solutions Delivers Best Options for ALS

PC Solutions prides itself on delivering a complete set of products and services for our clients.  Recently, Joe Parker, President of Automated Logistics Systems, shared with us his experiences working with PC Solutions: “When you operate a business, you rely on having access to your data at all times. Someone once asked me ‘How long would it take for you to restore your data if the network crashed or if it was compromised by a virus or hacker?’ I was sure my backup plan would work, but I decided to test it. I assumed that I would be back up to the same state in a matter of minutes. What I discovered was much worse! Not only did it take several hours, but some parts of my network were going to take days to recover, and other parts were lost completely. The good news is that I would be able to get back up and running. But I had to ask myself, was it worth the risk? I had to look at the REAL cost. My organization would be down for hours, some data would need to be rebuilt from scratch, then there is the loss of confidence by my…

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ATTENTION!!!! LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER!!!!

ATTENTION!!!! LIMITED TIME SPECIAL OFFER!!!!

Meraki (A Cisco owned company) is offering, for a limited time, a FREE Meraki AP (Access Point) in exchange for attending a short 1 hour webinar at our office. That’s a $949 Value! No strings attached – seriously!! We’re convinced that once you see what Meraki products can offer your business in security, performance, flexibility, reliability and savings in time & money you will be back for more!!    How can this AP help your business?    1.) This AP offers better performance, integrated security and guest access to keep your network safe! 2.) As a Cloud based product the AP offers self-optimizing and self-healing abilities to reduce stress factors in a wireless network.  3.) Meraki devices are managed through the Cloud giving us the ability to monitor and manage your Meraki devices remotely saving you Time and $$$!! 4.) Enterprise level features such as separating employee and public wireless internet usage on your network. 5.) This AP also enables the ability for advanced troubleshooting of your network and its performance. 6.) Detailed security reporting for PCI Compliance etc.. Keep in mind this is a limited time offer on a first come, first serve basis.  If you are interested in…

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Windows 10 Is The Best OS Ever

Windows 10 is the Best OS Ever

Microsoft has shared this infographic detailing seven reasons Windows 10 is the best operating system ever.  At PC Solutions we are Windows 10 experts.  Let us help you stay up to date on the latest from Microsoft.

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PC Solutions Named To Ingram Micro SMB 500

PC Solutions Named to Ingram Micro SMB 500

PC Solutions today announced it was named to the Ingram Micro 2015 SMB 500. The annual list recognizes the top 500 fastest-growing Ingram Micro U.S. channel partners serving the small and midsize business (SMB) market. Ranked at number 254, PC Solutions expanded its business with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) by 38% percent in the past three years. “PC Solutions is honored to receive this recognition. We have been working with Ingram Micro to provide the best IT products and services to our customers for over two decades. Because of Ingram Micro we are able to provide managed IT services to small and midsized companies throughout the United States,” said Allen Hueber, President of PC Solutions. As part of the SMB 500, PC Solutions earns industry-wide recognition for its growth, continued success and commitment to service excellence. “The Ingram Micro SMB 500 is comprised of IT service providers and solutions experts who specialize in the business IT needs of SMBs and know how to use technology and IT services to build advantage and solve for the best business outcome,” said Darren Gottesmann, director, SMB sales, Ingram Micro. “We’re honored to recognize PC Solutions’ success and applaud its continued growth with…

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