Keep Your Devices Safe

  • Use up-to-date anti-virus software.
  • Keep passwords private.
  • Don’t use public wi-fi accounts when shopping or banking online.

Stay Safe While Banking Online

  • Don’t do your banking on public wi-fi.
  • Create strong passwords.
  • Bank with a financial institution that has industry-standard technology.
  • (C1st has this and offers several layers of security.)
  • Learn to recognize Phishing and other types of scams.

Be Cautious on Social Media

  • Lock down privacy settings.
  • Be careful what you share.
  • Be selective with friends.
  • Avoid (and report) duplicate friend requests.
  • Click links with caution.
  • Don’t use social credentials to sign in to 3rd party sites.
  • Handle passwords with care.

Get more detail on social media safety here.

Avoid Online Shopping Scams

  • Always get tracking numbers.
  • Be wary of U.S. sellers who say they’re out of the country.
  • Don’t wire funds directly. Always use a credit card.
  • Be cautious of deals that seem too good to be true.