12.2 Protect yourself from fraud

In this section:


A knight fights a multi-headed dragon representing different types of fraud.

To keep yourself and your family safe from financial fraud, you need to be alert and take precautions.

In this section, you will learn:

  • steps to take to protect yourself and your family
  • how to safeguard your passwords and personal identification numbers (PINs)
  • how to use social networking sites safely
  • what to do if you are approached or become a victim of fraud.

You'll find out how vulnerable you are to frauds and scams, and review tips for keeping your finances and personal information safe. By the time you finish this section, you'll know how to protect yourself and your family from many types of fraud.

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