Tips to help you keep your dig­i­tal in­for­ma­tion se­cure

Fairlady - - CONTENTS - By Alexa Forbes

Think of the in­ter­net as a tent: when you’re in­side it, it feels pri­vate – but it re­ally isn’t. Not only can peo­ple hear ev­ery­thing you say, chances are they can see you too. So don’t give away too much in­for­ma­tion about your­self! It makes it easy for fraud­sters to pre­tend to be you, mean­ing they can ac­cess your bank ac­counts, bond and med­i­cal aid or in­sur­ance.

Any of the fol­low­ing doc­u­ments con­tains de­tails that fraud­sters can use to find out more about you: your ID doc­u­ment, pass­port, driver’s li­cence, salary slip, mu­nic­i­pal bills, bank state­ments… ba­si­cally, any­thing that has your name and home ad­dress on it.

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