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How do I protect myself against identity theft?

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Ensuring your account safety is of utmost importance to us. Follow these steps to strengthen your defenses against identity theft and minimize the risk of falling victim to fraudulent activities.

Here are 10 simple steps you can take to help safeguard your personal information and maintain your safety:

  1. Be cautious about sharing personal details online and only provide them on secure websites. Avoid sharing sensitive information through unsecured channels.

  2. Create strong, unique passwords for your online accounts and consider using a password manager to securely store them. Enable two-factor authentication whenever possible.

  3. Be vigilant of phishing emails, calls, or messages that try to trick you into revealing personal information. Verify the legitimacy of any requests before sharing sensitive data.

  4. Report any suspicious or unauthorized transactions on your bank and credit card statements immediately.

  5. Install reliable antivirus and security software on your devices. Keep your operating system, apps, and security software up to date to protect against known vulnerabilities.

  6. Safely dispose of unnecessary documents in your name, such as bills and bank statements, by destroying them.

  7. Avoid downloading files from unfamiliar sources.

  8. Ensure that you are the only one with access to your mail or postal deliveries.

  9. If your cards or identification documents are lost or stolen, report the incident immediately and cancel them without delay.

  10. Stay updated on the latest identity theft trends and security best practices so you can proactively protect yourself against emerging threats.

Keep in mind, Fluz Support will never do the following:

  • Ask you to send money through different apps such as CashApp or WhatsApp or via text messages

  • Ask you for your account password or your 4 digit passcode

  • Request that you download remote desktop access software

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More questions? Feel free to reach out to one of our Fluz Sidekicks. You may call our Customer Hotline at +1 646-760-7479. You can also use the Chat option at the bottom of your screen, or if you're on the app, go to Help and chat with us.

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