Tip 1: Keep your social accounts private.

  • Don't upload all your contact or address info. Hackers can use that to break into your account.
  • Only add people you know and can verify.
  • Use a strong password, with lots of random *%@! and numbers.
  • Enable a two-factor authentication (2FA). This is where you confirm you identity over two or more devices.

Tip 2: Check your bank statements.

  • If there's any suspicious activity, it should show up here.
  • See anything going out you don't remember signing up for? Talk to your bank, and get your card suspended, or change the access on your account.
  • If you lose a credit card, suspend it immediately. Then go in to talk to your bank branch or credit card supplier about a replacement.

 

Tip 3: Back up your data.

  • Make sure everything you have online, or on your device is backed up, in case you get locked out.
  • Keep your devices up to date, by installing the latest security upgrades.

Tip 4: Know your fraudsters.

  • Scammers are people pretending to be your friend, the government, or anyone you trust, in order to get you to hand over money or give access to your electronic devices.
  • Hackers are people who break into your account to steal your info or cash.
  • Identify theft is when hackers or scammers get a hold of your info and pretend to be you - often quite successfully!
  • The dark web is where illegal trade is made online, and where some of your stolen data ends up.
  • Never go on the dark web yourself, even with the intention of recovering your stolen data. Leave that to the police.

Tip 5: Be careful on free Wi-Fi

  • Network or hotspots and cafes around town are unsecure, so your information is a lot less private.
  • Don't do any banking or online shopping on a public network - you're much more likely to be seen.

 

Tip 6: Get a credit check.

  • Monitor your credit, score along with your bank info. Your score dropping unexpectedly can be a clue that you've been hacked.
  • Getting a credit check can help you see who's using your personal info.

Yonda: Helping you stay safe online.

You now have an idea of just how important it is to keep your personal info safe online. Or at least you should - you didn’t skip to the end did you?

Good news is that Yonda (that's us) are designing a credit scoring tool to keep you safe on the web. Check your score on the go, by logging into a secure mobile platform which helps you set and achieve financial goals. Click here to sign up to our early access mailing list, and you’ll be one of the first to know when our app is ready to go. 

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Info and tools on the Yonda website are to be used as a guide only and do not constitute financial advice. Use Yonda as a starting point and then seek professional advice.

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