Regularly monitor your online financial statements

Gaining unauthorized access to financial information is a key motive of many, if not most cybercriminals. Therefore, keep a close eye on your digital bank and credit card statements. If you notice anything that may indicate suspicious activity, report the discrepancies to your financial institution as soon as possible. Notably, many banks and credit card companies offer transaction alerts. These alerts enable you to receive notifications for every transaction and, in turn, help you to mitigate against potentially fraudulent activity.