Minimize Your Risk Of Identity Theft & Fraud
- February 17, 2017 /
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Identity theft, cybersecurity, and data breaches are a constant threat to your livelihood. It’s critically important to manage your personal information in a safe and smart matter. Here are just a few simple, straightforward approaches to keeping fraudsters at bay:
- Passwords & PIN Numbers: weak passwords are still a hot target. Creating unique passwords out of random numbers and letters makes it harder for identity thieves to gain access to your personal information.
- Protect Your Online Identity: be aware of information that you, your friends, and family post online. Any personally identifiable information online like date of birth or mother’s maiden name may be used for identity theft.
- Be Wary Of Email & Text Scams: never click on links or send information such as your social security number, credit or debit card numbers, or user ID or password through email or text.
- Use Caution When Providing Personal Information Over The Telephone: Identity thieves may call you. Do not give out personal information over the phone unless you initiated the call. Also, register your phone number on the Do Not Call Registry.
- Use The Latest Anti-Virus Software & Be Wary About Public WiFi Networks: Update your computer and other devices with the latest anti-virus software to help protect against malware and viruses. Keep a close watch on the WiFi network as it’s an easy target for criminals and never share personal information over a public network.
Use these helpful tips along with an added level of protection from SHERPA® to ensure your personal information belongs only to you.
SHERPA® Identity Protection is a top identity theft protection service made available through your Westmoreland Community membership. You can feel at ease knowing you have the protection in place to safeguard your personal information. SHERPA® provides 24/7 electronic monitoring of personal data, credit score alerts, and access to professional resources should any issue arise.
Click Here For More Information About Westmoreland Community’s Identity Protection, SHERPA