Online Banking: A Unique Step to Deter Credit Fraud

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Want to out-think a cybercrook? This article in The Minneapolis Star-Tribune suggests that an extremely concerned consumer could purchase a computer to use solely for banking transactions. Not only would you have to unplug it from the Internet and turn it off when not in use, but you would have to refrain from email, photo-sharing, and social networking on this “special” computer. The article also says many banks allow customers to set up account alerts (i.e., text messages when account balances get low or notifications when balance transfers go through) — helpful if a crook gains access to your account.

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Elaine Rigoli

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