With the emergence of electronic gadgets, phones, and the internet, 70 percent of phone users depend on the internet for one purpose or the other. To download files, for interactions, for researches, and as well for dating.
And this has exposed many internet users to internet fraud and dangers.
Have you been a victim of online fraud and How can you stay safe on the internet?
𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝟳 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲𝘁𝘆 𝗿𝘂𝗹𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘆 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲:
𝗞𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝘂𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝘂𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲
Turn on automatic updates so you receive the newest fixes as they become available.
𝗦𝗲𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗱𝘀
Use at least eight characters with a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗽𝗵𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗺𝘀
Avoid clicking emails and websites from unknown sources requesting your email and login details as they will use these to get vital information for a scam.
𝗞𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹
Be wary of requests to connect with people you do not know and avoid posting your private details online.
𝗦𝗲𝗰𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗲𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻
Always secure your home wireless network with a password. When connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, be cautious about what information you are sending over it.
Before shopping online, make sure the website uses secure technology. Verify that the web address begins with https. Also, check to see if a tiny locked padlock symbol appears on the page.
𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗲’𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗰𝘆 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘀
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