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10 Ways That You Open Yourself up to Fraud

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The internet is essential to modern living, but it doesn’t come without some serious drawbacks. “There are a lot of evil people out there,” says Eric Cole, a cybersecurity expert and author of the book “Online Danger: How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones From the Evil Side of the Internet.”

Protect yourself from becoming an easy target by recognizing these 10 common mistakes and following expert-approved tips to dodge financial fraud.

  1. Using the default password on your router.
  2. Failing to diversify your account passwords.
  3. Checking sensitive accounts on public Wi-Fi.
  4. Trusting your bank app’s default settings.
  5. Believing a debit card offers the same protection as a credit card.
  6. Entering the same credit card number everywhere.
  7. Ignoring your child’s credit profile.
  8. Freely giving out personal information.
  9. Entrusting your data to someone careless.
  10. Clicking on emails from unknown sources…

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