Don’t Be a Victim to internet theft:
TO PREVENT BEING VICTIMIZED BY FRAUD, TAKE THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
1. Make sure your computer firewall ( use Microsofts) is always turned on and your operating
system, applications, and antivirus software are updated regularly. We use Bitdefender.
2. Regularly back up your files, and store the copies safely.
3. Use common sense. Do not be quick to trust information on the Internet. Look for the little
key symbol in the lower right of the screen.
4. Do not be greedy. Every offer of quick money has a Danger!
5. Beware of unsolicited e-mails or instant messages, especially if they
contain links or ask for personal information, such as verification of a password.
6. Choose passwords that are difficult for others to guess.
Change your Internet passwords periodically, and do not use the same password
for different accounts. Do not use 1234 or 4321
7. Provide your credit card or banking information only to reputable and secure Web sites.
8. Make sure you type Web addresses accurately, especially for financial institutions.
One spelling mistake might redirect you to a fraudulent Web site.
9. Use encrypted connections to transmit sensitive data, such as credit card details,
and log off the Web site when you have finished.
10. Review transactions on your credit card and bank statements carefully and frequently.
As soon as you spot an unfamiliar transaction, contact the company immediately.
Consider using only one Credit card for web transactions. With a LOW LIMIT!
11. Be careful when using unsecured wireless (Wi-Fi) connections, as thieves can steal
information and redirect you to fraudulent Web sites.
12. Say no to the question. Remember this password? When it pops up.
Trojan programs can harvest your stored passwords.