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Take precautions when sharing your Social Security number

Organizations such as insurance companies and banks may need your social security number in order to perform their services. However, this doesn’t mean you should give it out with no questions asked. Never share your Social Security number over email or text. If a trusted source is requesting it over the phone, ask them why […]

Delete sensitive files the right way

If you need to delete a PDF with your banking information on it, don’t just drag-and-drop it into the trash folder on your desktop. This won’t entirely delete the file, which means it can still be accessed by hackers. Instead, use a dedicated erasure app to eliminate any chance of the file being recovered.

Keep tabs on your bank and credit card statements

Be sure to continuously check your accounts for any unauthorized activity. Good record keeping goes hand-in-hand with managing your cybersecurity. Another tip for monitoring activity is to set up alerts so that if your credit card is used, you will receive an email or text message with the transaction details.

Lock down your login

Fortify your online accounts by enabling the strongest authentication tools available, such as biometrics, security keys or a unique one-time code through an app on your mobile device. Your usernames and passphrases are not enough to protect key accounts like email, banking and social media.

Never save your credit card details on online accounts

If you’re someone who does a lot of online shopping, you might have your credit card details saved with certain online accounts. Companies give you this option because they want to increase the likelihood of you making a purchase. While this may be more convenient than always having to manually enter your credit card info, […]

Routinely check your bank statements

If you never check your bank statements, you might not know you’re a victim of identity theft until it’s too late. Consistently reviewing your bank statements is a simple way to ensure your credit or debit card details have not been leaked. Set a weekly reminder to visit your bank statements online, look over your […]