Financial Literacy for Everyone
Follow Us
FacebookTwitterYouTube
For Broadcasters

Sign up for our weekly email and learn how you can play Jason Alderman's weekly Practical Money Matters on your station. Learn more

Subscribe
Play NFL

Challenge yourself with Financial Football
Play our fun video game to test your knowledge about money.
Play now

PMM articles

Practical Money Matters
Disputing a credit card charge? Graduating? Leasing a car? Learn important tips from our weekly article series.
Read now

social media

Connect with us!
For daily money tips, quips and pics, follow us on social media.
Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter

Practical Money Matters Radio Series

July 18, 2011
How Cyber Secure Are You?


You may know the basics about identity theft and online scams, but is there more you could be doing to avoid them?

Transcript

It's sad but true–there are people working to rip you off with online scams, so it pays to protect yourself.

For starters, always be cautious when making online credit and debit card transactions and use updated anti-spyware and anti-virus software. Make sure the website is secure. There's usually a safety padlock symbol or the letters "https" in the address. Only download files from sites you trust, and don't click pop-up windows or suspicious links in emails. Avoid giving out personal information in emails unless you initiated the communication. Also, track your credit card and checking account activity to spot bogus charges.

Bottom line: You're the best line of defense in protecting your online financial transactions.


Related Articles

Email to a friend

Your Name:
Your Email:
Recipient's Email:
Message:
Enter code:


The information that you provide through this e-mail feature will not be stored by Visa for any other purposes. Please refer to Visa's privacy policy for details.