Internet Security and Privacy
Although passwords help protect you from hackers and scammers, sometimes your actions cause you more damage due to you not knowing enough about scams and frauds. Signs pointing to something being a scam include asking for bank information, social security, money through wire transfer, and other private information about you. When these signs are shown they most likely point to a scam and you should either exit out of the site or hang up the phone.
Before accepting user agreement terms make sure to: make sure you are aware of what you are accepting and more importantly that you know what will happen to the things you post. Whether you skim or look up a summarized version of the user agreements, make sure you are aware of what they say and how it can jeopardize your privacy.
Keep your accounts secure by using passwords
Frauds and Scams
Make sure you are aware of signs that point to scams and frauds
Avoid Leaking Information
Never give out information involving your social security, bank information, and other personal information.
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