Ever year millions are victims of cybercrime and or identity theft. In 2016 I became a statistic as well. My identity was stolen and the ensuing credit card debt and lack of cooperation from the credit card companies forced me into bankruptcy. I am writing this with the holidays coming up to hopefully help prevent you from becoming a victim like me.
Avoid Being a Victim of Cyber Crime: Follow These 5 Tips
1. If it sounds too good to be true it probably is. I know this sounds obvious, but if you’re in a tough place or even if your just distracted enough it is very easy to let your guard down.
2. Check your annual credit report at annualcreditreport.com if there have been suspicious actions this is one of your best chances to find them.
3. Do not post your full birthday (including adding your DOB on your social media profiles such as Instagram and Facebook) or social security number online.
4. Have a plan for responding to potential theft such as a backup card that is unused so you can easily cancel the other one.
5. Be aware of common online scams including Western Union, Moneygram, Lotto, job opportunity, and business partnership.
Hopefully this information will help you avoid becoming a statistic like me and avoid the heartache of battling to repair your finances.
Expert, Entrepreneur & Speaker and a Social Network Specialist and highly regarded as a LinkedIn Specialist. Jason Baudendistelis an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Empact 100 nominee and serialentrepreneur that grew up on welfare. After some time as a seniormarketing executive at two different technology startups – one which received a buyout offer of 800,000 dollars – he missed being a CEO and began his new company.
Jason Baudendistelis is the CEO of Wibbets Inc and offers LinkedIn and Business coaching services at www.wibbets.com. Jason has founded & co-founded 5 different companies, written two books, mentored and strategized with countless clients on digital marketing, social media, web technologies and business strategy. Previous clients include Dell, Financial Bin, Go By Truck and Lemonesse. Jason specializes in helping companies use LinkedIn as a strategic marketing tool and training corporate teams on how to leverage LinkedIn.