Identity theft is a fast-growing crime, and it's important to know how to protect yourself. Follow these simple tips to avoid exposure to identity theft.
What is a Virus?
A Virus is a malicious software program that exists on local disk drives and spreads from one computer to another through sharing of "infected" files. Once installed on a computer, a virus may modify or remove applications and systems files.
If you have five, ten, twenty computer passwords or more, you may be risking your online security with inadequate passwords. Take a minute to review a few brief tips for safer passwords:
Don't get fooled! If you can answer "YES" to any of the following questions, you could be involved in a fraud or scam.
DO NOT spend any of the money if you have already deposited a suspicious check. If the check is returned, the full amount WILL be withdrawn from your account.
If it seems too good to be true...
This article is based on true stories of TwinStar members. The names and some details were changed or invented to protect member identities.
Phishing is a type of online scam. Phishing emails or pop-up messages try to persuade victims to share personal and financial information.
The "bait" is an an email that seems to be from a credit union, the IRS, eBay, PayPal, or other organizations.