Computer users often fail to safeguard their identity while online. Free Internet service is great, but don’t check your bank account while using free Wi-fi. Statistically, more than 12 million people a year will have to deal with the effects of a stolen identity.
Many identity thefts occur when a person takes a picture of their credit card and posts it online. A large number of consumers do not employ any type of safeguarding on their computer. Hackers will steal your bank account and credit card numbers by taking advantage of security weaknesses within your computer.
Another common failure consumers make is to believe in any email they receive. You will not be receiving millions of dollars from some random person online, nor will your bank ask you to click a link to verify personal information. Never share or use an easy to remember password unless you want your bank and credit card accounts hacked.