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Know Fraud and Identity Theft Online


Online theft is a crime in the virtual world who use email, websites, chat rooms or message on your account page. There are several types of these crimes, the phishing and pharming scams, using email or websites to trick the recipient to be persuaded to provide personal data such as credit card data, social security numbers, and their important account passwords.

However, despite this growing movement guerrilla thief, does not mean it is difficult to avoid. Consider basic tips to deal with it so we do not fall cyber fraud is a mixed Symantec:

What to Do:
1. Consider to disable file sharing on your computer.
2. Be careful when opening file attachments, especially from unknown senders.
3. Familiarize yourself to understanding the privacy policy on the Internet, especially if you are asked to provide sensitive data or personal.
4. Control provisions in banks and credit cards on a regular basis.
5. Install and regularly update firewall software, antivirus, and anti spyware. We recommend using Norton Internet Security for more comprehensive protection.
6. Continue to maintain the habit of updating the Windows operating system and other applications with the latest patches.
7. Strengthen and secure passwords carefully, or consider also to use password protection software. Norton Internet Security also able to encrypt passwords for more secure storage of data, access to computers so that more nosy avoid the use of hands. In addition, this software will also tell the user if there are sites that offer needs to login.
8. Lock your mailbox.
9. Destroy or shred recap or information obtained from the use of credit cards or bank prior to disposal.
10. Check your bank account and your credit cards every month.
11. Take advantage of a free report of your credit card transactions.
12. If you feel you have been a victim of identity theft or other cyber crime, report it to the authorities immediately.


What to Avoid:
1. Do not give personal information to anyone via phone or in person (including for the purpose of finding a job, applying for loans, etc.) unless you are absolutely sure that the person or institution can be trusted.

2. Do not easily believe and then reply to incoming email with your personal data, including the site learned of the links or pop-up ads that suddenly appear on the screen. Rather, open a new browser page and type the destination URL directly in the address bar to make sure that the site is legitimate.

3. Do not store financial data on your laptop unless it is really needed. Therefore, portable computers more easily and often stolen than a desktop computer.

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