There’s no doubt that our lives are becoming increasingly digital, from social media to email to online transactions. That’s why it’s more important than ever to be proactive in safeguarding your data privacy online.
Watch this animation to see how hackers can trick you into sharing personal information in order to break into your online accounts. Then, be sure to follow these tips to help protect yourself from online scams:
- Always be careful of emails and websites that request personal or financial information.
- When transacting online, whether setting up your accounts or sending money, choose security questions and answers that won’t be easy for a fraudster to determine or guess.
- Be conscious of what you share online and how that can help someone hack into your accounts.
- When sending money online, consider using Interac e-Transfer Autodeposit, which eliminates the need for security questions and answers and deposits funds directly into your account.