AARP: No Substitute For Basic Safe Surfing, Identity Theft Protection

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The AARP says there is “no substitute for basic safe surfing” in response to the following question submitted by a reader: 

 

“Q. Are there any monitoring services — ideally, for free — that can warn me if my personal information is being sold on those online ‘black markets’ that hackers run?”

 

Among the various tips provided in the answer here, the key piece of advice is that consumers need to carefully guard their financial account numbers, Social Security number, and date of birth.

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.