Digital Habits Play A Major Role In Identity Theft

  • Identity Theft

As a company, you want to have a strong presence on the Internet including using and interacting through social media networks. These tactics are crucial to the success and growth of your company, not to mention being active online is next to impossible to avoid in todays digital world. The Internet and mobile devices make conducting business more convenient for companies and consumers. But along with this convenience hackers and fraudsters are becoming more prevalent and are looking for easy ways to access your companys (and consumers) information. Standard security measures such as a username and password are no longer enough to protect your information. Everyday consumers unknowingly provide personal information online in a way that could be accessed by someone who wants to take advantage of it through social media networks, online shopping, mobile banking and a variety of other online activities. Without the proper fraud prevention systems in place, someone else may easily access all of this data. Being careless with online information can lead to financial loss and much more. Remember that with the use of numerous social networks and increasing numbers of websites that ask for personal information, the chances and risks of online fraud are greatly increased.

Take a moment to think about the amount of information that is shared online. Its important as a company to seek resources and take the proper steps toward online fraud prevention. And by doing so you can save a lot of time and money down the road. Online fraud and identity theft is approached a little differently than traditional circumstances and needs a little more attention than it used it. Make sure your company is educated then come up with a fraud prevention strategy and update it frequently.

There is only one you and wed like to keep it that way.

[Contributed by EVS Marketing]