9 Ways To Better Protect Your Privacy Against Fraud And Scams Story

According to Business Insider Intelligence  survey’s forecast released in January 2019, there will be more than 64 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices by 2025, up from about 10 billion in 2018, and 9 billion in 2017.

The IoT industry refers to the interconnection of all of our computing devices that surround us in our everyday objects like our smartphones, smart speakers, and smart machines.

This wondrous ecosystem allows us to send and receive data to and from each other with greater control and efficiency at home and work.

Why should we care about privacy?

– In 2018, there were nearly three million reports collected, up from 2.7 million reports in 2017. – The top reports in 2018 associated in three areas: Fraud or imposter scams rising to the most notable area with 1.4 million, 1.1 million in debt collection, and 444,602 in identity theft.

Be on the alert to imposters and phishing emails. According to the FTC, scammers are sometimes posing as someone you can trust, such as a family member, government official, or charity. Never send money or give out personal information in response to an unexpected request.

How do we better protect ourselves?

Safely dispose of your personal information. Use a paper shredder or wipe your computer hard drive. Find ways to delete all your information from smart phone and remove your SIM card.

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