Preventing Identity Theft: Part 3

Old Accounts not being used

We have been using online accounts for decades now.  Do you remember all the ones you signed up for?  Leaving old accounts active and not in use can be a hackers dream come true.  They can hack the account and know you are not going to realize the hack until it is too late.

Delete all accounts no longer being used.  Any account from Facebook to Email should be retired and deleted.  If you want assistance doing this try using a utility called Account Killer.  Google to find the site.  Sites such as Skype,aol, sbcglobal, old Insurance companies, Fitness centers, Store cards, TV sites, Restaurant sites, etc should all be “killed.”

Cleaning up your online presence is a big step toward achieving online safety.