In today’s society the daily use of computers is as common as brushing your teeth. We use computers for everything from online banking, paying bills, booking vacations or purchasing movie tickets. The convenience and ease that computers offer within our daily lives is unmeasurable. However, there are many risk associated with using computers.
I’m sure we have all heard the horror stories associated with identity theft and the difficulties with rectifying the issue once you become a victim. Unfortunately, there are just bad people in the world and hackers are working hard to obtain your personal or financial information. Their sole purpose is to assume your name or identity to make transactions or purchases.
The unfortunate truth of the matter is that there is no system in place that will prevent you from becoming a victim of identity theft. As a consumer, you must review and monitor your bank statements carefully, limit your use of free Wi-Fi networks while in public, don’t open any unknown or unfamiliar emails and never give out personal information to an unsolicited caller. I’m sure there are other steps you can take that may help prevent you from becoming a victim of identity theft, but any information is good information.
Whenever you leave your home – no matter for how long – always secure your house and close your garage door.
As always, never hesitate to call security to report any suspicious persons or activities. You can reach PGA Security at 627-1600. Sharing information is vital; the smallest piece of information may be the biggest part of the solution