Protect your personal and financial data from criminals
With an alarming increase in scams, cybercrimes, and other fraud schemes, we all need to be extra diligent in our actions to protect our businesses, our computers, our children, and ourselves.
Follow these steps to protect yourself and your data.
- Keep a secure computer
- Avoid phishing and malware
- Protect personal information
If you find out you are the victim of a fraudulent incident, immediately contact your bank or employer to stop funds or freeze your account. Change your passwords.
Visit the IRS website to read their Taxpayers guide to Identity Theft.
Remember to periodically check your credit with the major agencies to ensure your data has not been stolen. It is often difficult to get a new Social Security Number issued if it is stolen.