Each year, millions of people are targeted for cybercrimes. In 2013, consumers reportedly lost over $1.6 billion as a result of these crimes. Though many think they are not at risk if they protect themselves online, there are so many other ways to be targeted by hackers via telephone, email, mail and more.
Simple tasks like shredding sensitive papers, avoiding apps that request personal data, reading privacy policies, using secure networks and consistently reviewing credit card and transaction activity can protect you from these unforgiving thieves.
Start protecting yourself now and learn other steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim.