Monday, June 27, 2016

WV flood victims: protect your identity when using public computers

Many WV flood victims may have lost the use of their primary computers for accessing critical online resources like their own bank accounts, utility accounts, insurance accounts, benefits application, etc.

Beware of identity thieves and fraudsters who prey on disaster victims. If you use a public computer or other person's phone or tablet or computer to access online account information or apply for benefits be extra careful. Know whose computer you are using and don't use any machine from a source that is not safe and credible. Take extra steps to delete all your personal and username/password information when you are done. Then check again to be sure no one can use your credentials to access your accounts again later.

If you are not sure how to protect yourself, don't log in. It can wait.

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