Protecting Your Digital Identity

Identity theft is possible when personal data, such as someone’s full name, national ID number, and birth date, ends up in the hands of cybercriminals. This data may be used to commit fraud that directly harms you financially.

Below are a few simple actions that will help you protect your digital identity:

Monitor your money
Get into the habit of routinely logging in to financial accounts and reviewing purchases.

Consider a credit freeze

You might have an option to freeze your credit to prevent anyone from running a credit check and opening new accounts.

Sign up for credit alerts
Use services that will monitor your credit and send you alerts when something changes.

Utilize strong passwords
Secure your accounts with passwords that are at least 16 characters long and never used more than once. Remember, the best passwords are those that are hard to guess yet easy to remember.

Share with care
Cybercriminals often search social media profiles in hopes of finding sensitive data. Don’t share any information that could potentially be used against you or our organization.

Think like a scammer
Before revealing personal data or sending someone money, try to uncover the likelihood that you’re being conned in any scenario.

Remember to report all security incidents immediately.
Timely reporting could help prevent identity theft from happening to
your company, clients or business associates.