what do you do to protect yourself from online fraud and identity theft ??

@mimpi1911 (25479)
India
March 15, 2007 7:38am CST
i got this from other board. just wanted to share. online fraud and identity theft have become a bigger reality as more and more people rely on the Internet to perform routine tasks like shopping and banking and other easy transactions. we should all lend out our suggestions and thoughts regarding this and get to a place from where this seems impossible. thank you
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@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
Great question, I need to rely on the software protection that we can have installed in our computer. Identitiy thieft? gee... why should somebody be stealing identity, are there no automativ protection for those in the net. I guess then i will have to hide my true identity now ... I will follow this thread so I will have some idea on how others protect themselves from fraud and theft. Thanks for opening the topic.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
23 Mar 07
intially i didnot bother about these things but off late with increasing net crimes and criminals i have started to be little more careful. hope you too think twice before actually letting out your personal details. thanx perry
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
20 Mar 07
well it is a very fragile subject i think that the best wat to do that is and search the scame provention sites..they usually have lists of websites that are fraud/scam..that is what i do the other best thing is too check in what system they are using..like the shopping websites usually uses the ssl system-this is the best protected method of paying from what i've learned apart from that it is better not to register and to give your credit card information to new sites cause you really do not know what will happen to them in a short time. the best is to wait. hope i helped a bit:)
@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
21 Mar 07
Thanx liranlgo. I cannot agree more with you., we need to be little more cautious in the things we do and to what extent we should actually give out personal information. I just make sure to check with scambuster.com before registering with new sites and use my brain a little while dealing with scams. sweet heart, that was quite a bit of help indeed.
@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
15 Mar 07
I agree that identity theft is a major problem these days, but a little care can eradicate the majority of danger. You should always use different passwords for secure sites and take care never to respond to emails claiming to be from a known source. It is also advisable not to store delicate information on the computer's hard drive, but store such material on removable media. I would also recommend using a shredder in the home.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
17 Mar 07
great information indeed!! much appreciated. what is shredder, by the way ??
@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
15 Mar 07
I probably do not do enough to protect myself from online fraud and identity theft. i do not shop from sites that are unknown to me without trying to do some research first. i mostly shop from well known sites and providors. I also follow all the guidelines set forth by my bank.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
17 Mar 07
this is really desirable and i really appreciate your approach. i should do that aswell. thanx
@timou87 (1642)
• Singapore
15 Mar 07
identity theft is indeed a growing problem that isnt really easy to guard aginst. but i think we should always be careful never to give out personal information on websites we are not familiar with and to always check the security certificates of websites that seem secure.
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@mimpi1911 (25479)
• India
17 Mar 07
i am scared now i always kinda give actual information when ever and where ever asked for!! i gotta stop his now. thanx for sharing.