Key 6: Safeguard Financial Accounts

Protecting yourself online.

  • safeguard-financesReview all your credit card and financial statements as soon as they arrive or become available online. If any transaction looks suspicious, immediately contact the financial institution where the account is held.
  • Never send account information or personally identifiable information over email, chat, or any other unsecure channel.
  • Be suspicious of any unsolicited email requesting personal information. Further, never respond to an email requesting information by clicking a link within the email. Instead, type the website’s URL into the browser yourself.

As cyber fraud continues to evolve, it is more critical than ever to take measures to protect your identity and mitigate potential security risks. As part of National Cyber Security National Awareness Month, we will highlight key areas in which you can take action to better protect your identity, your accounts, and your technology.

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