Life can be made much easier by doing tasks online, such as paying bills, buying goods, and connecting to past acquaintances. However, there are always risks when putting your information online, so knowing when to be discrete is a necessity. As your Wisconsin insurance company, we are here to protect you and raise your awareness of threats such as online predators.
Hackers and online predators have become very good at making online scams appear legitimate, so it is important to make sure Web sites are affiliated with an actual company before disclosing any personal information.
Always remember to use caution when entering your credit card information. Some Web sites offer to “save” your credit card number so you can easily return to those Web sites and purchase more items. Most stores that offer this option are secure, but opting out will make shopping online safer for you.
Be aware of who is emailing you. Be cautious if you receive an email asking for personal information that appears to be from a reputable company. It is a good idea to contact the company via phone or in person instead of sending personal information in an email.
All this information might make you apprehensive to do things online, but using the Internet is safe when you use caution and protect your information. Contact us today or check out our Web site, Facebook page, or Twitter to learn more about your Wisconsin insurance company.