• Tips to Avoid Familiar FraudNovember 21, 2022

    This post comes from CyberScout, one of Barton Mutual’s partners in providing cyber liability
    insurance to our policyholders. If you are interested in cyber insurance for
    yourself or your small business, contact one of our independent agents today.

    1. Use strong passwords and password protect computers and mobile devices. If you have trouble keeping
    track of passwords, consider a password generation and storage tool.

    2. Always keep passwords and PIN numbers private—even from friends and family.

    3. Share minimal personal information on social media.

    4. Set social media privacy options to conservative levels.

    5. If you have young children, ask the credit bureaus whether a credit file exists for your child.
    If yes, place a credit freeze on the file and start to remediate any fraud.

    6. List a fake birthday on nonofficial sites such as social media. Pick one you can easily remember that is
    close to your birthday, but a little different.

    7. Obtain a credit and identity monitoring service to stay vigilant against familiar fraud and other
    financial identity theft.

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