While shopping online comes with great convenience without ever having to step foot inside a store, the internet can be a vulnerable place for your personal information. Dominion Credit Union wants to offer you these tips to help you shop more safely online.
Money transfer scams involve cash transfers, such as wire transfers, Moneygram® transfers, Western Union transfers or similar cash-like transfers. It can be a helpful tool to send funds to family and friends, but it can also be a quick way for thieves to steal your money and disappear before you realize what happened.
“Phishing” involves fraudulent Internet spam, pop-up messages and e-mail that try to lure personal information from unsuspecting victims. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), phishers send an email or pop-up message claiming to be from your credit union or another institution you do business with, asking you to update or validate your personal and account information.
Your Social Security Number (SSN) is more than just a number. Having access to your SSN, a thief can pretend to be you and open new accounts, obtain a job, apply for loans, etc. Thieves can get a hold of your SSN in multiple ways, so it is important that you do what you can to protect your SSN.
It seems like every site you visit requires a user name and password. If the website accesses private information, like financial information, email, etc., you should safeguard your information with a strong password.
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