Avoid Identy Thief

Avoid Identy Thief

Avoid Identy Thief – From Typosquatters — Who or what are Typosquatters?  You may have encountered this by mistyping a web address companies that purposely set up websites using misspelled versions of common website addresses — are lurking out there ready to trick you out of your personal information, according to the World Privacy Forum.

It should be particularly importance to you because they are looking to get your personal information.  And the more personal the information you’re likely to give, the more tempting it is for typosquatters to go after you.

For instance, WPF found hundreds of websites using domain names that were either misspellings or variations of Annualcreditreport.com, the official website where you can order a free copy of your credit report once a year.

It’s so easy to get the wrong website by mistake that WPF says you’re better off just calling to order your federally mandated free credit reports (the number is 877-322-8228) than going online to place your order.

Some of the imposter sites were aimed at getting consumers to order credit monitoring services, while others went to sites where you see a list of links related to credit monitoring (and those links are all ads FYI).

Typosquatters don’t just target credit report services, they can turn up at any where you’d expect to put personal information like your confidential passwords.

Avoid becoming a typosquatting victim by using bookmarks to go to confidential sites (like online banking) and type carefully when visiting sites where you plan to share confidential information.

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