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How vulnerable are you to fraud? 

92% of us have taken some action to protect ourselves…” Jonathan Chevreau

Take this TD Canada Trust 12 question quiz to find out how vulnerable you really are!   Now, don’t cheat here. No looking at the answers until you are finished. 😉Hint: Jonathan Chevreau warns you to watch out for tricky Ques.#5!

http://bit.ly/d6OeOE

Credit:  Jonathan Chevreau, writing for the National Post.

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Public Service Announcement: Identity Theft

 

Pay attention here! (This is important.)

Identity theft can wreak havoc in your life.

 So you think it can’t happen to you? Think again!

It is the fraudulent use of your private financial and personal information.It can ruin your credit rating, and cause you many headaches, to correct your information. It is difficult to catch.

Remember the old saying: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”?  Well it’s true.

These are my own tips:

  • When entering your  pin number, for electronic banking/purchases,be sure that no one is watching.
  • Stop shoulder surfers!
  •  Never let your credit card out of your site! No. I am not exaggerating here.
  • Stop skimmers(especially at gas bars & restaurants)!

For more important tips about this critical subject, click here:

http://netsecurity.about.com/od/newsandeditorial1/a/aaidenttheft.htm

 Credit: Tony Bradley, writing about net security.

 

        @Coolwired

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Vacation Data

Vacation Data

 

Kathleen Pender, from the San Francisco Chronicle  offers this timely advice for all vacationers.

 

Be careful about sharing vacation data online. The less you say, the better.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/06/06/BUDS181KQS.DTL

 Paul Stephens, advances critical information  on his website, about

 credit safety including:

  • credit cards;
  • laptops 
  • online banking
  • cyber cafes
  • & more!         

        Click here:             http://www.privacyrights.org/

Forwarned is forearmed! 

 Be careful, out there, & know who your friends are!  Pass it on!

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