Being online today can expose people to both positive and negative things. And while the positive may outweigh the negative, it can definitely be a scary and traumatic experience if one becomes a victim of hackers and other fraudulent people. It is for this very reason that internet users need to take the necessary precautions every time they're online to protect themselves … [Read more...] about 5 Immediate Steps to Take When You Become an Identity Theft Victim
Teens love to share photos and personal ideas and information on Facebook. While you can't stop them from opening an account—they'll probably do one behind your back—you can teach them important Facebook safety rules. This will protect them from online identity theft, or anything that jeopardizes her reputation or ability to get a job or a college loan. … [Read more...] about 7 Facebook safety rules to teach your teen
The internet has passed from being a 'fad' to an integral part of your lives. We can't go through the day without at least going online to check our emails or our Facebook account. We have also come to rely on the internet for many transactions that we used to do the more traditional way – actually going out and doing it. Now, we can shop online and even handle our bank … [Read more...] about Tips for preventing online information theft
Identity theft is very rampant for so many reasons. The only thing that you can do is to be vigilant and to take steps that can help prevent it from happening to you. For one, make sure that your passwords are secure and that you keep them safe. You should also avoid throwing documents with sensitive information in the trash - make sure you shred them first. Also remember … [Read more...] about How do I prevent identity theft?
Identity theft is pretty straightforward - it is when someone pretends to be another person or entity in order to gain access to that other person's resources. In today's society where technology plays a major role, identity theft is more easily carried out by unscrupulous individuals. Identity theft is basically fraud, and it can happen in many ways. For example, if … [Read more...] about What is identity theft?