preventing internet fruad
Posted 14 September 2008 - 08:08 AM
Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:47 AM
NCL's National Fraud Information Center
Akron Police Department
As a Organized Retail Crime Investigator a few tips I can give you are:
Do not store your credit card/bank card numbers and passwords etc… on your computer. Keep a hard copy locked away somewhere incase you need to reference them or close the account in a hurry.
Use a good firewall and antivirus software & practice safe internet surfing.
Never click on any email that says anything about updating of verifying you account info!
Use a shredder….. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen credit/personal information retrieved from the trash!
Check your accounts as often as possible, daily if possible, or when you get your statements. This is critical because that’s how long a thief will have to get away with spending your money, and ruining your credit.
There are many more tips as you will see from the above links, but theses are a good start I could type all day about fraud
Posted 14 September 2008 - 03:52 PM
Edited by heat123, 14 September 2008 - 03:52 PM.
Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:56 PM
Posted 15 September 2008 - 03:08 PM
Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:34 PM
Posted 15 September 2008 - 06:08 PM
You should try posting in the Hardware forums. You'll get much more help there.
Posted 04 December 2008 - 03:53 AM
1: use OpenDNS, since their PhishTank phishing protection is GREAT..and there's no software, just two numbers!
2: Comodo Verification Engine. It's free, and it verifies if a site, like your bank or Paypal or Ebay is really that site and not another posing as it, and uses a green or red border to let you know if it's legit or not.
3: good virus an malware protection. AVG, Avast and Avira are great freebies, but Kaspersky is one of the only ones worth paying for IMO. Many things such as HackerDefender, Smitfraud and Virtumonde have slipped past those, but Kaspersky has given them a good boot in the seat of the pants. For spyware, Malwarebytes Antimalware is GREAT. It's like bringing an uzi to a knife fight, it's that good. Spybot is also great with its immunization feature and TeaTimer, wich lets you know when any system changes are made.
4: Your gut, use it. If it feels screwy, it probably is screwy.
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