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Protect Yourself from Online Fraud
Security tips to protect your computer
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These days, it's easy to bank, shop, connect with friends and much more online. While the convenience is great, remember that your personal information could be susceptible to fraud or identity theft. UW Credit Union goes to great lengths to ensure your personal information is kept safe.
Luckily, there are also many things you can and should do to prevent online fraud and protect your personal information online.
More information about UW Credit Union's Online Security »
When using Web Branch:
- Keep your password confidential and change it frequently to help ensure that others cannot guess it. Avoid using passwords that are "guessable," such as names, birth dates, addresses, etc. Password tips »
- Never leave your computer unattended while logged onto your Web Branch account.
- Click the "Log off" button to properly end your Web Branch session and prevent further transactions. Then close your browser.
General Safety Tips:
- Perform regular system updates. Don't ignore those friendly reminders; updates are critical for both Macs and PCs.
- Install Anti-Virus software. It's crucial to have scanning software, otherwise a virus can go undetected and could expose your personal information to identity thieves. Remember to run a system check and update the software daily.
- Ensure your computer's Firewalls are up and running. A firewall will protect against Internet "intrusions" into your computer.
- Install Anti-Spyware software.
- Use an email provider with Anti-Spam capabilities.
- Protect yourself against "Phishing" by never responding to unsolicited calls or emails and never using links embedded in an email. Because phishing scams use deceptive links, it is safer to use bookmarks or type in the Web site address (URL) to reach the site that you want to visit. Learn about phishing »
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