Protect your passwords and personal information from scammers.

With the rising number of scams and online threats, it’s more important than ever to safeguard your data and passwords. Scam artists sometimes pose as representatives from your financial institution or even cable providers or other utilities to try and steal your sensitive information. Your password will never be requested via phone or text, so beware of anyone asking for it. Follow these tips when you’re using websites or apps:

  • Use strong passwords with a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • Don't repeat passwords for multiple websites and apps. Using a different, strong password for each one makes it harder for hackers to gain access to your accounts.
  • Use two-factor authentication when it’s available. With two-factor authentication, even if a hacker gets your password, there’s another layer of security, like a text, phone call, or app notification, before they can access your account.
  • Use a password manager to store your passwords rather than in an unsecured note on your smartphone.

Check out more security tips to help keep your personal and financial information safe.

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