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How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Protecting your information is important and can save you from malware that can use your personal information such as your address, bank details and your credit card details.

  • Do not open unexpected, out of the blue, suspicious emails and text messages. Make sure to delete them without opening them because those may contain malware such as trojan viruses and worm.
  • Be sure to watch yourself from adding your personal information in social media such as Facebook, Twitter and many more. The scammer can then use your information to duplicate yourself and will possibly scam you.
  • Change your password with letters (containing uppercase and lowercase letters), numbers and symbols to protect your account securely. Do not use obvious patterns such as “123456”, “qwerty” or “password” which can the hacker interferes and damages your account.
  • Check if the website is protected by knowing the difference if the URL is in a https connection and next to the URL has a padlock icon.
  • Avoid yourself using public Wi-Fi hotspots, a good firewall [link to “What is a Firewall?”], use a device with an anti-virus software to block dangerous viruses and a VPN to hide your IP address and the location you are sitting (or standing) right now. Hackers can access your location without the user knowing and can steal your information.

If you are having trouble or have found out that you have been scammed, contact us today for anti-virus options.

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