Be wary of any emails, websites or offers that seem too good to be true. It’s also important to be wary of any emails asking for personal information such as your bank details or passwords. If you do receive an email or see an offer that looks suspicious, do your research and check if it’s genuine before responding. Take the content to a professional Financial Management Authority financial adviser, and ask for their input.
Jordan also advises people to use two-factor authentication (2FA) and ensure password hygiene. When you log in to your accounts online, you mostly use a simple username and password combination to do so. Adding 2FA to your login process is a simple way of adding an extra layer of security to your accounts.
“Passwords also need to be long, strong and unique,” says Jordan. “If you can’t remember different passwords for each account you have, then it’s worth using a password manager.” Password managers are apps that securely store all your passwords. They are a lot safer than other options, although it’s worth reading reviews online to know which one is best for you.
It's also essential to keep your computer and internet security up to date and backed up. Make sure your computer has the latest security updates and antivirus software installed, and never open emails or attachments from unknown sources. Be careful when clicking on links in emails or online, as these could take you to malicious websites.