How To protect Yourself against Hacking, Fraud And Identity Theft

    How To protect Yourself against Hacking, Fraud And Identity Theft

    Home Buying

    November 21 2018

    Welcome to a new article for Woke Wednesday’s in Real Estate, where we’ll be talking about hacking and identity fraud/theft.

     

     

    Welcome to a new article for Woke Wednesday’s in Real Estate, where we’ll be talking about hacking and identity fraud/theft.

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    So first, let’s talk about what identity fraud means: it’s that unfortunate situation when someone steals your personal information to use it for his/her own benefit, which can end up really damaging your finances if that person decides to open credit cards with your personal info or stuff like that.

    If your identity has been stolen, how do we find that out?

    First, go to credit card charges to check if there are any charges that may surprise you, but you can also identify identity fraud by receiving a debt-collection call or if you notice that your credit scores has gone down. So in order to act quickly in case of identity fraud, make sure you check your bank statements regularly!

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    We may still suffer from identity theft, but there are ways make it less likely to happen. Here are a few tips:

    • Use safe passwords
    • Be careful what you share online
    • Don’t give out your information easily
    • Get a shredder
    • Follow your instincts
    • Check often your credit reports

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    So that’s all for today, hope you found this article useful so far and don’t hesitate in reaching me out if you have any questions or need a consultation.

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