Safeguard online activities8 of 9Don't join the thousands who fall victim to online identity theft schemes each year. Some are as simple as planting a keystroke logger on your computer to copy your private information, while others involve complicated email exchanges.Here are some of the best strategies for avoiding online fraud:Don't ever respond to emails asking for your account information since they are almost always fakes.
Never click on links embedded in emails (even a friend or relative can accidentally pass along a virus). If you must see that funny video, type the URL directly into your browser.When you decide to purchase from an online merchant, always make certain that you're dealing with a reputable site. Check for complaints and never click on a link; instead, as with email links, type the company's correct URL into your browser.Make it a habit to double-check that order forms are secure before completing them. Instead of the standard "http," the URL will begin with "https," which indicates a secure transmission.Don't forget to maintain up-to-date, functioning security software and a firewall. Related Articles:Overdraft changes comingScore OK after bad checks4 tips to thwart ATM thievesRelated Links:2010 Debit reward surveyFree money for debit users15 smart traveling tips advertisement
Don't join the thousands who fall victim to online identity theft schemes each year. Some are as simple as planting a keystroke logger on your computer to copy your private information, while others involve complicated email exchanges.
Here are some of the best strategies for avoiding online fraud:
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