The last twelve months have been notable for many things: one of them, sadly, has been the rapid increase in cybercrime as criminals look to prey on the lonely and vulnerable.
To take one very simple example, the BBC reported last month that romance fraud – cheating someone out of money by pretending to want a relationship – had risen 20% in 2020 compared to 2019.
All of us though, are increasingly banking online – whether on our PCs or on our mobile phones. And the ‘scams’ are getting increasingly sophisticated and believable: the good old days when a general in an African army offered to deposit $30m in your bank account are long gone…
How can we protect ourselves? With online fraud now a recognised career path in many parts of the world, what simple steps can we take to make sure our data stays safe online?
Here are five simple tips from industry experts to help you do just that:
Banks and financial institutions are doing their best to help – and yes, we all lose patience with their seemingly endless checks sometimes. But in the final analysis, it is up to us to protect our online data. Hopefully the four points above will help you do that.
The last one? It’s simple. Common sense, constant attention – and remembering that if something looks too good to be true then it almost certainly is too good to be true. Which brings us full circle to the African general and his thirty million dollars…
Founder, Sarah Roughsedge, launched Eva Wealth to provide a highly qualifed Independent Financial Services company that has women at the very heart of it. Eva Wealth has a rich family heritage and a history of loyalty. We are a family firm, privately owned and fully independent.
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Sarah Roughsedge, Founder
Eva Wealth Management for Women
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