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Get Safe Online - recap

Met Police campaign for staying safe online, was last week, so here's our top tips.

People are spending a lot of of their lives on-line - sharing personal information via e-mail, and social media.
Criminals are obtaining your information , using it to create scams, making it look credible and difficult to detect.
  • Don’t publish your date of birth in your profile or highlight your birthday in posts or tweets. 
  • Your date of birth is extremely helpful info for a fraudster, hacker or identity crook.
  • Remember that if you use the names of pets, relations, a sports team or other ‘favourite’ things in your passwords or memorable words, and reveal your likes and dislikes on-line, you'll be handing a criminal, clues to your login details.
  • Don’t reveal your passport number, driver's license number or any other official details to anyone unless you’re completely sure that they're authentic, and that providing these details is absolutely necessary .
  • Don’t get fooled into revealing your PINs or passwords in reply to an e-mail, social networking post, txt or telephone call, no matter how convincing it looks, or if the request appears to come from your bank or the police.
  • Don’t write down or store login details electronically or on paper, if there’s a chance they might be found.
  • Never open an email attachment unless you’re 100 percent sure of who sent it, or what it is. This is because it might contain a virus that steals your personal info. 
  • Even an email that looks to come from a friend or colleague might have been sent by a virus on their device. If unsure, ask the person you suspect sent it before opening anything.
If you need any assistance, contact us here at MediaBodyguard.
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