Tip 1: Keep your social accounts private.

  • Don't upload all your contact or address information. Hackers can use that to break into your account.
  • Only add people you know and can verify.
  • Use a strong password, with a variety of symbols and numbers.
  • Enable two-factor authentication (2FA). This is where you confirm your 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, get your card suspended, or change access to 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 if 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, 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 end up.
  • Never go on the dark web yourself, even to recover your stolen data. Leave that to the police.

Tip 5: Be careful on free Wi-Fi

  • Network or hotspots and cafes around town are unsecured, 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 statements. Your score dropping unexpectedly can be a clue that you've been hacked.
  • Getting a credit check helps you see who else has viewed your information.

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Info and tools on the Yonda website are 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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