Privacy Protection 101

Privacy is hard to come by nowadays, especially with the internet, but it is important to keep private information, well… private.

Here are some tips:

  • Stop calls from telemarketers

Telemarketers can be frustrating, so take advantage of the Do-Not-Call Registry in order to reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive.

  • Protect yourself from identity theft

Make sure to check your bank statements regularly and credit reports yearly. If you ever see any charges that do not look familiar, call the bank immediately. It is also important not to give out your social security number, whether it is on the phone or over the internet.

  • Reduce junk mail

Remove yourself from any miscellaneous catalog and magazine mailing lists. If you receive many solicitations from insurance or credit companies, you can opt-out by going to this website:

  • Be aware on the internet

When online, make sure you are using reputable websites and if you are ever unsure, do not give out any personal information. Also, keep your passwords to yourself and make them hard to guess. If you get a lot of email newsletters, make sure to unsubscribe from them, and he very cautious of spam emails. Never give out personal information via email.


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