North Carolina Department of Justice

North Carolina Department of Justice

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Protect Yourself Online

Monday, January 30, 2017


Today, January 28, 2017, is national Data Privacy Day. This is an important day when we share information about how to protect your data online from fraud. As your Attorney General, protecting North Carolinians is my most important priority.

Here are a few tips about how you can protect yourself:

  • Be sure you know who you’re dealing with before you share your personal information, especially your social security number. Many crooks will pose as banks, businesses or even government officials to try to get your money. If you get a call or email that feels suspicious, contact the organization directly to check up.
 
  • Keep your accounts from getting hacked by using two-step approvals or log-in approvals.
 
  • Take advantage of privacy settings on the websites you use to make sure your data is being used in the ways you want.
 
  • Use different passwords for different accounts and change them frequently.

For more information, click here to see a video message from me outlining more tips, or visit www.staysafeonline.org/data-privacy-day.

If you think you may have been the victim of a scam or experienced a data breach, please contact my office at 1-877-5-NO-SCAM or file a complaint online.

Have a great weekend and stay safe!


Sincerely,
Josh Stein
North Carolina Attorney General