March is Fraud Prevention Month, and Bell sent out the following tips:
• Think before you share. Avoid revealing too many personal details like your phone number, address, vacation details and photos in emails or on social networking sites.
• Be password aware. Choose passwords with a combination of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols, and change them often.
• Be Wi-Fi savvy. Don’t share personal information over unsecure, public Wi-Fi networks in coffee shops, libraries and airports. And always disable the connection after using it.
• Protect your personal info. If you receive an email request asking for your account number, security code and password, call the company directly for verification.
Get Cyber Safe is an initiative of the Government of Canada to help people of all ages, and businesses, be safe online. With information to protect yourself, your devices, your networks and your kids, there is help for everyone. A special section includes downloadable guides with Practical tips to accompany a new laptop, smart phone, and online gaming.
Check it out at http://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/index-eng.aspx