Electronic ‘iShoe’ aims to prevent falls

first_imgErez Lieberman-Aiden had a nagging feeling that his grandmother’s death, which occurred after a hard fall, could have been prevented.But the 30-year-old graduate student at MIT and Harvard did more than fret. He tried to prevent something similar from happening to other older people.To read morelast_img

Five Tips to Help You Avoid Tech Support Phone Scams

first_imgFor the past several years, we’ve highlighted to customers the technical support scams plaguing companies around the world, including in the IT industry. These scams are not new. Fraudsters continue to design ways — from fake websites to phishing emails— to steal personal information for criminal purposes.One such scam affecting Dell and other well-known companies — the telephone technical support scam — is becoming increasingly sophisticated and difficult to distinguish from legitimate tech support calls. In this scam, individuals claiming to work for Dell make unsolicited calls to customers and insist there is a technical problem with their Dell product. They ultimately try to defraud customers by pressuring them to pay to fix the issue.Our thanks to those who have alerted us that they have been contacted by scammers. This information has been invaluable to Dell in helping us investigate these scams. We’re also working alongside our industry peers and law enforcement to aggressively address this issue.So, what’s the result? We know that sharing information on these scams has led to positive developments. Scammer websites have been shut down, fraudulent call centers closed, their participants prosecuted, and suspect internet addresses blocked from payment processing companies. However, these scams continue to operate. When we see one successfully shut down, another sprouts up at an alarming rate.As we’ve said before, the best protection from these scams is to hang up immediately if you receive a suspicious call. Here are Dell’s top five tips to help you avoid being scammed:Hang up! If an unsolicited caller pressures you to act quickly and give up sensitive personal and financial information to fix an issue and/or engages in threatening, aggressive behavior, that’s a sign of a scam.Never hand over your financial information to unsolicited callers who try to charge you to remove computer viruses, malware, or ransomware, even if they have specific information about your computer.Never pay for tech support services with any type of gift card or by wiring funds. Dell will never ask you for these forms of payment.Never visit unverified websites and never download and install software that unsolicited callers try directing you to.Never agree to give control of your computer to any unsolicited caller to fix an issue you did not report—despite how convincing they may sound.For our U.S. and Canada customers: If you feel you may have been scammed, contact us immediately via our online form or call us toll-free at (866) 453-1742 Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time.For our customers outside the U.S. and Canada, please click here.The battle to protect customers from these fraudsters is ongoing. As long as these scams continue to happen, we’ll continue to fight on your behalf.last_img read more

EveryMatrix enhances offering with Yggdrasil partnership

first_imgShare As part of a new partnership, games from developer Yggdrasil are to be available to the operator network of software supplier EveryMatrix, including in the regulated markets of Denmark and the UK.The newly formed deal means that EveryMatrix’s flagship CasinoEngine will enrich its portfolio with Yggdrasil’s entire catalogue of casino slots and table games. This will include latest slot release Hanzo’s Dojo, classic titles such as Winterberries and the popular Vikings trilogy.EveryMatrix offers a range of solutions to some of the industry’s largest operators including its state-of-the-art CasinoEngine igaming integration platform, content aggregation, sportsbook, affiliate and payment technologies.The platform provider will also have access to Yggdrasil’s first table game, the multiplayer Sonya Blackjack, which was launched in June. Sonya Blackjack uses motion-capture technology and features intuitive mobile gameplay and a 3D dealer to create an immersive playing environment.Stian Hornsletten, co-founder and CasinoEngine CEO at EveryMatrix, commented: “Yggdrasil continues to lead the way in developing and delivering revolutionary games and we’re thrilled to be able to offer their unique content to our wide network of partners.”Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO of Yggdrasil, added: “We’re delighted to agree terms with EveryMatrix enabling us to offer our highly engaging casino slots and table games to even more operators. #“EveryMatrix has a long history in the industry and our partnership will be hugely beneficial for both companies.” Submit Share Erik Nyman joins EveryMatrix as US lead August 6, 2020 Related Articles PartnerMatrix drives user engagement with two new deals August 13, 2020 MoneyMatrix boosts wire transfer options by integrating Klarna’s Sofort August 24, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more