Ways to protect online identity
Set a difficult password that is hard to retain for most people, and do not tell it to another soul. It is advisable to use a password consisting of numbers, letters and punctuation that is about eight characters. Keep constant checks on your bank account and billing records so that you are aware of any potential theft in the early stages.
Don’t reveal everything online
You need to be cautious over how much data you can post online. You can suffer from big risks when you reveal your addresses, telephone numbers and date of birth. Identity theft, stalking and harassment can be easily done if someone has all your personal information. Also, while using social sites such as Facebook and Orkut make sure to put privacy settings.
Things you need to know if your identity is stolen
First, call your bank and withhold all transactions. Change your passwords and inform the police authorities as soon as possible. All notify the relevant websites. Check your credit and transaction records for misuse of finances. Keep in touch with all the concerned people to find out the thief.
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