Learn about notorious email scams, tactics used to steal your identity, and tools to protect your personal information and your devices by watching any of the interactive videos in our library:
Phishing: Don't Take the Bait
Do you share your birthday in your FaceBook profile? What about your mother's maiden name or the city you were born in? This information can be used by hackers to gain access to your financial information. Watch the video to learn more.
Internet Fraud: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is
Emails from government agencies demanding money are most likely fraudulent, but innocent people fall victim to scams like this every day. Learn about similar tactics designed to gain access to your personal information. The video also provides resources to report fraud. Watch it now
Identity Theft: Protect Yourself
Criminals steal your personal information to open bank accounts, rent apartments, and even obtain employment. But have you ever wondered who is most likely to commit the crime? You might be surprised. In this video, you'll learn how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you've been a victim.
Social Media: Be Careful Who You Trust
Sites like FaceBook, Twitter and Linked In provide a convenient method to keep in touch with old friends, relatives and business contacts. Hackers use these sites to obtain information you share to compile your personal information and use it to open accounts. Learn what is safe to share online and discover simple guidelines to protect yourself in this video.
Portable Devices: Play it Safe
We never leave home without our smartphones and tablets. Our mobile devices, contain personal information such as account numbers, passwords, sensitive emails and more, which is why they are attractive to hackers. This video illustrates why its important to secure your mobile device and easy ways to do it.
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