9 Ways To Better Protect Your Privacy Against Fraud And Scams

We are a connected and an open society. 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.

We share a lot of our information too freely, even genetic information we received from Ancestry.com and 23andMe.

Fraudulent charges may appear on your credit card. They may appear in small amounts and then grow faster before you notice them to dispute the charges with the credit card company.

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.

Don’t use public wifi. The same reason we find it easy to connect to public wifi because there isn’t authentication is beneficial to hackers.

Consider how you pay. While credit cards have significant fraud protection when detected, wiring money is among the worse methods you can use according to the latest FTC report.

Keep your passwords private. Young people tend to overshare everything including their smartphones, and often will provide friends their passwords. Change passwords often and use strong passwords.

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