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Protect yourself from cybercrime

Protect yourself from cybercrime

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Today's world is more interconnected than ever. Yet, for all its advantages, increased connectivity brings increased risks of theft, fraud and abuse. The Attorney General’s Office would like to remind you to protect yourself against cybercrime and get educated about the resources available to victims.

Prevention tips: 

•    Don’t be a victim. Review the Victims of Cybercrime Tip Sheet and learn how to defend against cybercrime.
•    Change passwords. Keep passwords long, strong and unique; use complex combinations of  uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers and symbols, and change them often.
•    Post daily online safety tips. Share tips with friends on social media accounts.

Visit the AGO’s Internet Safety page for more cyber security information. 

STOP.THINK.CONNECT.™ is a global cyber security awareness campaign that aims to build a workforce of cyber security professionals who are empowered to defend networks and combat cybercrime.

The AGO encourages Internet users to Get Involved and take action during National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  

This Week’s Twitter Chat:

When: Thursday, October 24 at 3 p.m. Eastern/noon Pacific
Topic: Cybercrime

Learn how to protect yourself against cybercrime and how to get help. 

Use the hashtag #ChatSTC to join! For more information, visit:

Posted by Alison Dempsey-Hall Blog Moderator at 10/21/2013 09:57:51 PM | 

my husband thought he had been contacted by a legitimate company for a job. Turned out to be a scam and we lost most of savings. The company was probably in Russia and not New York as the contact information listed as per the FBI.
Posted by: Gwen Chapo ( Email ) at 1/20/2014 9:50 PM

This web site took $425 from me claiming to be a pharmacy. I sent my prescription to them and haven't received anything. They were guarantee shipping by last Monday by 6:00pm. Now their website is shutdown because of fraud or spam.
will I ever get my money or medication? How do I fight them with no way to connect?
Kim 425 457-4647
AGO Blog Comment Manager (lk): Please contact our Consumer Protection Division at 800-551-4636 between 10 am and 3 pm
Posted by: kim ( Email ) at 8/29/2014 12:38 AM

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