Here are some tips for you to follow:

  1. Use a different password for each online account, see ;
  2. Use an anti-virus software program and make sure you have it set up to update and scan your system automatically;
  3. Ensure your computer and internet browser are up to date by running updates as requested. Visit the manufacturer’s website and download any updates as needed;
  4. Change your password frequently;
  5. If you are a victim of identity theft, contact your affected financial institutions (banks, credit card companies) and contact the following organisations which maintain information about your credit ratings.