There are many ways to stay safe online and protect yourself from identity fraud. Below are a few steps to help you protect your online identity.
- Don't share too much personal information about yourself on social media accounts. Social networks are a great place to connect with friends & family, and much of the information you share here, such as full name, location, date of birth can also be accessed by fraudsters.
- Create an online password that is hard to guess and use different passwords for different sites.
- Watch out for scam, 'phishing' emails and never respond to emails that ask you for personal information, login details or passwords.
At sync. we will never call you to ask for your password, passcode, PIN or any other sensitive information. We will only contact you if it has been pre-arranged through Live Chat or as a follow up to an enquiry you first contacted us about.
To stay up to date with the latest scams, please visit https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ or https://www.fca.org.uk/news/news-stories/avoid-coronavirus-scams