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Protect Yourself

  • Do not reply to an e-mail or pop-up message asking for personal information.
  • Do not e-mail personal or financial information.
  • Use bookmarks to access known sites to avoid being lured to imposter sites.
  • Be cautious about opening any attachments or downloading any files from e-mails, regardless of who sent them.
  • Use updated anti-virus software.
  • If an offer sounds to good to be true, it probably is and should be avoided.
  • Don't write down your passwords, and don't use birth dates or names of family members as passwords.
  • Take your receipts from ATMs, gas pumps, etc.
  • Review credit card and bank statements immediately for unauthorized charges.
  • Shred unwanted documents that contain personal information.