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Top Tips to Stay Cyber Safe this Christmas

The majority of us have received them from a time in our lives. Dodgy text messages, telephone calls, or email messages saying that your parcel is ready for pick up or you’ve been discovered for cryptocurrency tax evasion..

Unfortunately, internet scams are becoming more widespread, and the crooks who are accountable for them are getting better at their methods at stealing money from and manipulating people socially.

How to protect yourself

The prevalence of online scams makes it simple for hackers to access your personal information. That’s why it’s critical that you take a proactive approach to protect you from compromise. Stick to the advice below to stay safe online.

 

  • Refrain from clicking on links or opening attachments from sources you are not familiar with.
  • If you’re suspicious, follow up correspondence directly with the sender organisation (using contact details sourced from their official website)
  • Learn how to use email safely and browse the web safely
  • Stay informed by checking Scamwatch for the latest updates
  • Choose multifactor authentication over single-use passwords whenever possible.
  • Avoid clicking on any suspicious links or addresses. Watch for misspellings or grammatical errors, and be wary of people asking for money to pay for an order.
  • If you suspect a scam, don’t reply and don’t follow the prompts

 

How we protect our clients’ data

We understand the importance of data security, which is why we use a cloud-based platform. It features security safeguards such as two-factor authentication, modern encryption and monitoring systems to secure data..

We hope that by applying these essentials to your online security, you have a safe Christmas, and we look forward to assisting you with all your financial needs in 2023.

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