GUIDES HOW TO5 top tips for avoiding identity theft

5 top tips for avoiding identity theft

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While all types of fraud pose serious challenges, identity fraud is one of the most potent and one that consumers need to take extra care to detect and avoid. People need to educate themselves on protecting their personal information, but many might feel like they don’t know where to begin. Five main steps can be taken to guard against identity fraud and stop fraudsters and scammers from obtaining personal information or accessing accounts.

Beware of phishing

Phishing emails (opens in new tab) are a vital tactic for scammers and have developed beyond the clumsy, poorly-written efforts of the past. However, many still contain tell-tale signs of a scam, such as lousy formatting and unofficial email addresses. Phishing emails (opens in new tab) are designed to convince consumers to click on a malicious link, so consumers should avoid following any links they do not recognize. Pay extra attention to an email that calls for immediate action, such as requiring payment to keep your energy on; scammers know that consumers are more likely to make a mistake if there’s urgency.

Aizaz khan
Aizaz khanhttps://myelectricsparks.com/aizaz-khan/
Aizaz was the first person to get a byline on his blog on technology from his home in Bannu in 2017. Then, he went on to a career in breaking things professionally at my electric sparks which is where he eventually took over the kit as a hardware editor. Today, as the senior editor of hardware for my electric sparks, he spends time reporting about the most recent developments in the hardware industry and technology. If he's not reporting on hardware or electronics, you'll see him trying to be as remote from the world of technology as possible through camping in the wild.

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