RESCUECOM provides advice for avoiding scams on Cyber Monday

How to stay safe on Cyber Monday

Safety First on Cyber Monday

By cnycentral.com on Monday, November 30th 2015

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Cyber Monday deals will be enticing you all over the internet this Monday and it's important to keep your guard up so you don't become victim of a scam.

"If you look at buying on Craigslist I absolutely recommend against that because you really don't know what you're going to get," said David Milman, CEO of RescueCom which is a computer repair store in Syracuse. "The smartest thing you can do is connect with somebody reputable that can give you advice and direction on what the best thing to do is."

Websites like Amazon and EBay are usually safe places to go according to Milman.

Doing your research is important. According to the FBI more than 14,000 New Yorkers reported being scammed on the internet in 2014.

Holidays bring out the scammers in droves, according to the state, and they are looking to get your personal information. New York State saw more than 3,000 identity theft complaints reported the 2014 holiday shopping season.

The state consumer protection unit suggests not using public WiFi to complete any online purchases as that is one way someone could access your personal information.

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Nikki Edwards
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This was my first experience with Rescuecom. I got a tech named Roy.He was amazing! He was knowledge
...This was my first experience with Rescuecom. I got a tech named Roy.He was amazing! He was knowledgeable, patient, with excellent customer service skills. While fixing my machine, he built great rapport to avoid dead air. He was so detailed oriented that he even concluded that I wore glasses simply because my fonts were SLIGHTLY larger. He went above and beyond by ensuring that my virus infected machine was cleaned to perfection to include edge, IE, google chrome etc...I will request him every time. You should also! less
David Elderkin
David Elderkin
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Andrew was very nice, very professional, and funny (!). I enjoyed having him help me. and look forw
...Andrew was very nice, very professional, and funny (!). I enjoyed having him help me. and look forward to speaking with him again (not for a serious problem, i hope) less
Deborah O'Connor-Slater
Deborah O'Connor-Slater
a week ago
Just completed my first service call to Rescuecom Syracuse. It was a rewarding experience. I have a
...Just completed my first service call to Rescuecom Syracuse. It was a rewarding experience. I have a very older machine and was afraid I could not recover lost or corrupt files. The response time from service call to response from technician was very fast (maybe 10 Min)The Technician Anthony was very courteous. He walked me through the process of recovering my "lost" files. Everything was recovered and I am good to go. He took the time to explain what he was doing and in his follow-up he made some very helpful recommendations to maintain my computer. I am very satisfied with the service and recommend it to anyone who is having computer problems. less
Tom Seabrooke
Tom Seabrooke
a week ago
Support was the best, thanks Anthony for your help. You saved the day and I will recommend you guys
...Support was the best, thanks Anthony for your help. You saved the day and I will recommend you guys to all my associates. 5 Stars***** less
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