Identity Theft

Identity Theft: best ways to safeguard yourself

Many people don’t understand how it can happen to them but later realize they were exposed to Identity Theft through their technology gadgets  – smartphones and personal computers.

An intelligent Identity Theft thief can easily get all of your personal information and use it to steal your valuable resources that could take years to repair or may probably take someone’s life.

One of the easiest ways for someone to get more information than you can imagine is when you simply;

  • Upgrade
  • Donate
  • Throw away your  old technology  gadgets

That old /faulty gadget has all of your computer cookies, bookmarks, emails, and everything you ever looked at on it. Always clean it up before you throw it away.

Tips for Protecting your Password from Identity Theft

  • Shred Vital Documents Containing Personal Information Before Disposal; while some people might be looking for valuables or furniture, others are looking to steal your data.
  • Create different Passwords for your Accounts; Avoid using information related to your identities, such as the last four digits of your Identity Card, your birthday, your initials, or parts of your name.
  • Install antivirus software; antivirus software can prevent hackers from accessing the information on your computer and mobile devices.
  • Enable two-factor authentication on devices and accounts; Two-factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of password security and can be enabled for email, social media accounts, bank accounts, and credit cards.
  • Wipe electronics before donating; This can be accomplished with overwriting software that wipes hardware or transfers data from your old computer to a new one.

By the way, have you heard of Nigeria KYC?

Nigeria KYC provide powerful identity verification services for businesses and individuals in Nigeria, the platform helps prevent fraud and ensures everyone complies with the Nigerian Know Your Customer – KYC Policy.

The company is a Leader in Identity Verification Systems in Nigeria, helping businesses maintain KYC compliance, efficiently fight fraud and onboard customers.

Things you can do on the Nigeria KYC Platform

  • National ID Verification (NIN)
  • Driver’s Licence Verification
  • Voters card Verification
  • Employee Verification
  • Guarantor Verification
  • Address Verification

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The contents of this article are for informational purposes only. Always do your research and consult the relevant expert before you take any identity theft management advice.

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Bolaji Afolabi
Bolaji Afolabi
I am Bolaji Afolabi, I am a Partner at Globalclique, we provide Real Estate Technologies, HR/Talent Acquisition/Outsourcing Support and E-Business Solutions. We are a multi–disciplinary Solution Provider.

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