Posted on 12/1/2017 10:18 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
The holiday season is undoubtedly one of the busiest shopping times of the year. As such, purchases made during this busy time of year could expose you to hackers and scammers looking to steal your identity and drain your bank account. Consider the following tips to protect your information, and wallet during this holiday season:
Purchase items using cash or credit cards to limit the use of your debit card.
It is much easier for hackers to obtain your information from online purchases. If possible, shop in-store rather than shopping online.
If you are doing some online shopping, be sure your computer is equipped with antivirus software and firewalls.
Shred any documents containing personal information, such as your social security number, driver's license number, bills, and bank statements.
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Posted on 2/9/2017 3:00 AM By Florida Peninsula Insurance Company
Shopping online is one of the most convenient ways to purchase items without having to go to multiple stores, but it can also be one of the most dangerous. Cyber criminals use the web to gain access to personal and financial information in order to purchase items for themselves. Unfortunately, consumers end up paying the price. Here are a few ways to avoid getting hacked:
Update Your Computer Security: When it comes to your computer's security software, avoid ignoring alerts and be sure it is up to date for your protection.
Separate Personal and Financial Activity: Avoid using your personal computer (social media, e-mail, shopping) for financial business, since you are using things such as social media platforms and ordering online. Clicking into certain links can be dangerous, and may allow a virus to enter your computer, granting hackers access to your information. If you own or manage a company, it would be best to use a separate computer.
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