The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted cybersecurity and identity theft into the spotlight for both businesses and individuals. With many people working from home, the need for internet security is at an all-time high.
Businesses are experiencing more cybersecurity attacks, and their remote workers are targets of phishing. December is “Identity Theft and Prevention Month”. The longer we are ‘locked-down’ at home with increasing internet usage, the greater the opportunity for internet scammers.
2020 is ‘an identity theft pandemic.’ According to the Federal Trade Commission, at the end of August 2020, more than 175,000 COVID-19-related reports about fraud, identity theft, Do Not Call, and other consumer protection problems were reported:
In conclusion, we need to protect ourselves from COVID-19 and ‘identity theft pandemic now more than ever. It is up to you to take some of the steps outlined above to protect yourself and deter how fraudsters are using our personal information.
Disclosure: This information is provided as general information and is not intended to be specific financial guidance. The source used to prepare this material is believed to be true, accurate, and reliable, but is not guaranteed. SW 1414319-1120-a
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