25. Try to install and update virus protection software in
order to prevent a worm or virus from causing your computer to send out files.
26. Always protect any of your files containing personal information, such as
banking information and credit card info with a password.
27. When you shop online, try to do business with companies that will give you
transaction security protection such as Verisign and read their privacy
28. Before you decide to get rid of your computer, try to make use of a wipe
out utility program. Deleting won’t be good enough.
29. Don’t ever respond to email messages that ask for your personal
information, no matter who they are and where they are from. Your bank
shouldn’t ask for it unless they ring you first.
30. Remain conscious that file-sharing and file-swapping programs exist such as
Ares, Morpheus, and Kazaa.
31. Don’t ever carry extra credit cards , debit cards,
your Social Security card, birth certificate or passport in your wallet
or handbag with you.
32. If you can, don’t carry other cards in your wallet that contain the Social
Security number (SSN), except on days when you will actually require them.
33. If you want to decrease the quantity of personal
information that is out in cyber space you can do these things:
-Remove your name from marketing lists of the three credit reporting bureaus
which are Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion;
-Sign up for the Federal Trade Commission's National Don’t Call Registry;
-Sign up for the Direct Marketing Association's Mail Preference Service.
-Try to have your name and address removed from the phone book and reverse
34. Make sure you possess a mailbox that you can lock at
your house. Otherwise, youu can use a post office box or a commercial
35. When you order new checks, try to pick them up at the
bank. Don't ask for them to be mailed to your home.
36. When you pay your bills, never leave the envelopes that contain your checks or money orders in them at your mailbox for the postal carrier to pick them up.
37. On a monthly basis, you might want to review your credit card, bank and phone statements.
38. Try to make most of your bill payments through automatic deductions from your checking account or try to use internet banking and pay them yourself.
39. Don’t throw out pre-approved credit offers without tearing them up first.
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