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Protecting Your ID on the Internet

January 11, 2011 by drewloupsen  
Filed under Legal

Unfortunately, there are many ways that you can inadvertently expose your identity online. If you take careful precautions to protect your identity, you can avert possible disaster. There are Internet chat rooms where identities are bought and sold between crooks that capitalize on people making simple mistakes. The cost is great to fix these problems; often it takes years and years to finally resolve all the issues associated with a stolen identity. You wouldn’t think twice about taking precautions to save money in your business, like when you’ve sought out Business coupon to save on your bottom line. Why wouldn’t you take equally careful steps to protect your identity?

Just as the best in Business software coupons are accessible online, so are great strategies for protecting your identity. Where to begin?

Your first step is to share only what is absolutely necessary. When you’re filling out Internet forms, pay attention to which boxes are required. It isn’t unusual for companies to request more information than they need. Usually you can tell the required fields by an accompanying asterisk.

Second step is to make something up. If the site you’re giving information to is not one with which you have an ongoing business relationship, they don’t you’re your actual address. There are few circumstances where a site would need your birth date – you can always use a false one.

Be careful of phishing schemes. Rest assured that your bank will not ever request personal information via e-mail. Never! Nor will other financial institutions. There is no reason to ever reveal any personal information in e-mail. If you do receive such an e-mail, either ignore it or print it out and take it to your local branch to inquire. Take no chances.

Don’t use sites that cause pop-ups in your browser warning you of safety concerns. Today’s top browsers often come with security features to warn you in the event you visit a site that could be trouble.

Of course, there are more tips to help you protect your identity. Keep looking around online to find more ways to protect yourself.

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