Tips to Protect Your Accounts and Personal Data from Scammers

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In today's digital world, protecting your accounts and personal data from scammers is crucial. Here are some essential tips to ensure your security:

Use a Strong Password

A strong password is your first line of defense. Make sure your passwords:

- Consist of uppercase and lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers.

- Contain at least 12 characters (preferably more).

- Are unique for each platform you register on.

- Are changed every 2-3 months.

- Are abstract and unrelated to your personal life.

To avoid remembering complex passwords, use a password manager. Google accounts and Mac OS offer built-in options.

Turn on Two-Factor Authentication

Enable two-factor or two-step authentication on all social networks and messengers. This extra layer of security ensures that after entering your password, you'll need to confirm your identity with an SMS code, an in-app code, or a QR code.

Don't Store Passwords in Favorites

Avoid storing personal data, including passwords, in correspondence with yourself or in favorites.

Don't Click on Suspicious Links

Be cautious of links and files sent to you, especially if you didn’t request them. Avoid visiting websites from suspicious messages and never enter your data on them. Disable auto-downloads in settings (if available) and install anti-virus software to identify threats.

Don't Give Permission to Suspicious Apps

Only grant account access to trusted applications with a strong reputation and a long-standing presence in the market.

Update Apps Regularly

Keep your apps updated to ensure you have the latest security patches and improvements.

Do Not Link Bank Cards to Your Profile

Use a separate or virtual card for payments on social networks, and transfer necessary amounts to it monthly to limit exposure.

Avoid Logging In Through Social Networks on Dubious Sites

While logging in through social networks is convenient, it also increases the risk of account compromise. Especially avoid using this method on sites where you have linked a bank card. If a third-party site is hacked, your social media and payment data could be at risk.


By following these steps and remaining vigilant, you can protect your accounts and personal data from scammers. Stay safe and secure online!

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