How to avoid fraud

Be wary of emails, calls, and log-in screens that ask you to verify all of your information. Always air on the side of precaution when sharing more sensitive information like banking passwords. If a company reaches out to you (rather than you personally reaching out to them), don’t give your personal information out. Redial the number or email the company using the information posted on their website.

Hacker-Proof Password

When logging in to websites, come up with difficult and different passwords for each site, using a variety of letters, numbers, and symbols. Change it every couple of months for additional safety.

Firewall 101

Most computers have a built-in firewall that protects your computer by stopping hackers and malicious software from accessing your computer via the Internet. Make sure to keep your firewall setting on, and you could even customize what websites, domains, and IP addresses you want to access from your computer.

Protect your smart phone

Create a password to access your phone so you can protect financial records, passwords, and email in the chance that your phone is lost or stolen.