The internet is a scam minefield. Around every corner, someone is waiting to rip you off.

Think I’m dramatic? In 2020, Americans reported more than 2.2 million fraud cases to the Federal Trade Commission, with nearly $3.3 billion in losses. Cybercrime pays big time. Just look at the $5 million Colonial Pipeline recently paid to hacker’s ransomware demand.

Your first line of defense? The basics that everyone likes to ignore. Tap or click for the essential cybersecurity basics, from strong passwords to keeping your system up to date.

The more data scammers and hackers have on you, the easier it is to take advantage. If you own a home, so much personal info is floating around. Tap or click to see what your mortgage documents and other public records reveal to anyone who knows where to look.

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