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Friday, January 17, 2014

Gone Phishing

Show of hands- how many of you reading this blog post have ever purchased something online using a credit card? We suspect quite a few. If not, have you ever used your credit card to purchase gas or rent a movie? Or here is another question for you; have you received a phone call or email encouraging you to download an app or visit a website because of ‘suspicious activity’ or ‘security issues’? You might not even be aware that you are being spammed!
Sadly, we are all at risk of having our identity stolen or falling victim of a phishing scam because of the digital world we now live in. Within minutes, thousands of dollars, your dollars, can be spent without you even being aware of the situation. Not only does it take time, money, and patience to resolve, but it can also wreck your finances, reputation, and even credit history.
So what is identity theft and what is phishing and what can you do to protect yourself from falling victim to these malicious acts?
Identity theft happens when someone steals your personal information, credit card number, social security number, ATM pin number, without your permission. The Federal Trade Commission estimates that 9 million Americans suffer identity theft annually. For prevention,
  • Check your bank accounts regularly.
  • Do not give out personal information unless you are confident you are speaking with the legitimate company.
  •  Clear your passwords and logins regularly, especially if you use a public computer.
  • If you notice there has been fraudulent activity, place a Fraud Alert or Credit Freeze. While neither are foolproof, it will spare you time to resolve the issue before more money is spent.
  • You can also protect yourself by purchasing Identify Theft Protection.
Phishing is the act of attempting to obtain personal information from you (such as bank number, credit card info, passwords, etc.) by pretending to be an established and trustworthy source. Con artists are getting smarter and it can be very tricky to determine if you are being fooled. Keep these things in mind to help prevent being spoofed.
  • Don’t click on links from your bank or credit card company that warn you of something has gone wrong.
  • Never verify your account information through a link either. If your bank, the IRS, or credit card company notices something wrong, they call you.
  • If you worry there might be a problem, go to a new browser and go directly to the companies website. If this site doesn’t list any problems, you know you were almost the victim of a phish scam.
  • Get security.
Phishing and identity theft are no joke. Don’t become a victim, but be smart and protect yourself from any circumstance as best you can.

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