Online Security

Simple Ways to Fight Fraud

  • Create strong passwords: do not use obvious passwords such as your birth date or family member names; do not share your passwords with anyone; periodically change your passwords
  • Safeguard access to your computers and mobile devices: take advantage of automatic updates of operating systems, browsers, and apps to make sure you have the latest protections; use an automatic screen lock with a password to help protect your data, especially if your device is lost or stolen; avoid joining unknown Wi-Fi networks and do not use unsecured applications over free Wi-Fi
  • Set account alerts: sign up for APCI eAlerts, Mastercard Plus Consumer Alerts, and Visa Purchase Alerts to help protect your accounts; these notifications are available electronically when certain events, which you specify, occur within your account
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