While there is no way to make yourself 100% safe from identity theft, you can DECREASE your chances of becoming a victim by following these helpful tips.
Consider enrolling in a Credit monitoring/identity protection service.
Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible. This ensures that even if your password is compromised, a second verification step is required to gain access. It typically involves a unique code sent to your mobile device or email.
Always use strong, unique passwords, using a combination of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters. Consider using a reputable password manager to help generate and securely store complex passwords.
Limit information sharing. Be mindful of what personal information you share online, particularly on social media platforms. Avoid posting sensitive details such as your address, phone number, or birthdate publicly. Adjust your privacy settings to restrict access to your personal information.
Closed monitor activity on all of your accounts and credit reports for errors or suspicious activity.
When using public Wi-Fi networks, exercise caution. Avoid accessing sensitive information or conducting financial transactions on unsecured networks.
Beware of phishing attacks. Be cautious when sharing personal information online. Avoid clicking on suspicious links or responding to unsolicited emails. Legitimate organizations won’t request sensitive details via phone, email, or text. Verify the authenticity of requests by contacting the company directly through official channels.
Regularly update software. Keep your devices, operating systems, and applications up to date. Developers frequently release security patches to address vulnerabilities.
Remember, if someone is giving you an offer that sounds “too good to be true”… it likely is!
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