We’ve all read the headlines of cyber attacks on retail shops, banks and sadly a credit reporting agency. Perhaps you’ve also been the victim of credit card fraud or had your email hacked. I personally was the victim of tax fraud several years ago and I have to say what an ordeal it was to get it straightened out.
So today, I have a very brief post today as I’m hoping you’ll spend some time reading the links below and thinking about what steps you can take to further protect yourself and your financial records from fraud.
I do enjoy reading Dirk Cotton’s blog The Retirement Cafe. Dirk recently wrote a series of posts related to protecting yourself and your online financial records at TheRetirementCafe.com.
Each post outlines steps we can and should take to improve our online security and reduce the risk of fraud in our accounts. The first post may also open your eyes to the fact that you may not have as much protection against fraud with your financial organizations if you share information with others, including online aggregators.
Below are the links to the series of posts:
You’re Responsible for Your Own Online Security,
How to Secure Your Online Financial Accounts, and
Since reading these posts, I’ve taken the time to update my phone password to 8 digits and have been (slowly) working at updating my accounts with more cryptic passwords. I must admit I’d fallen over time with the sheer number of accounts but will do better going forward.
Have you been a victim of online fraud? What additional steps do you take to protect your hard earned account assets? Feel free to share your experiences below in the comments section.
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