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Protect Yourself From Fraud And Theft

 

There are many ways our data and personal information can be used. There are many ways that bad guys can use that information if you do not keep it safe.  AT&T can help with that. We are dedicated to helping protect you, and helping you protect yourself. You can outsmart the bad guys by using these tips and information. Be Cyber Aware!

 

 

 

5 Tips To Improve Security

 

Think - Thinking this way will make you less likely to fall for attacks. You will help protect your information, keep security measures in place and discover issues faster by keeping an eye on your accounts.

 

Be Aware - Be aware of people manipulating you for your information, sometimes called “social engineering.” When a stranger calls or emails, you should treat him or her like a stranger.

  • Only share information over the phone if you made the call to a number you know is right. Calls from numbers that look legitimate may be bad guys “spoofing” the incoming number to fool you.
  • Use caution when sharing or verifying information.
  • Only share your email address with people you know, and when you know how they will use it.
  • Question or ignore people contacting you with wild offers or promises, like free money, in exchange for your information.

Know - Only open email and text messages from someone you know. Only open an attachment or click a link if you know and trust the sender, and you understand what the message is about.

  • Read carefully to make sure you know the sender.
  • Question or ignore any message asking for personal or financial information. (AT&T will never do this through email or text.)
  • Do not provide your username or password through an email or text in response to an unsolicited email or text.

Strengthen - Be tough.

  • Keep security software up to date.
  • Keep all computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones up to date with the latest operating system updates.
  • Know the new guidelines for increasing password security:
  • Create unique passwords using a combination of random words or phrases, preferably longer.
  • Do more than simply change the number at the end of an existing password.
  • Avoid using nicknames, birthdays or other information people may know or is readily available, like information on your personal social media site.
  • Use security questions with trick answers.
  • Use two-step authentication where available. The first step is signing in with your password. This triggers the second step – a PIN number sent to your telephone that is required to complete the sign in.

Check - Be your own private investigator.  

  • Look for security indicators on the website. These include an "s" after the http in a website address, and a lock icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • If asked to fill out a form or share information, go directly to the company’s secure website to submit the information. Don’t fill out forms attached to emails or click on links in an unsolicited text message.
  • Monitor your bank and credit card statements for suspicious charges or transfers.

 

Helpful Fraud & Security Information!  

Stay in the know and learn how you can report fraud with our Alerts and Reporting!

Stay aware with The Latest News & Information!

Take action and know Your Resources!

 

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist 

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2 years ago

Have you guys ever known anyone to be affected by phishing or social engineering? Or do you think most people are more concerned about ransomware? These are just some point that came out of an article I was reading. I work for a larger company and our security measures are pretty poor. Does AT&T provide an security for this type of stuff with basic business internet access?

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2 years ago

Cool article on both. Thanks for sharing. Its funny sometimes I find the smaller companies are the ones that have the most practical security methods in place. But sometimes I think its harder to scale security across larger organizations. Currently our company uses HID technology for security measures. But sometimes the process of getting in and out of our computers and building can be annoying. Also not sure on what AT&T offers. @ATTHelpForums do you guys do/offer anything on the security end


@rutwayne wrote:

Have you guys ever known anyone to be affected by phishing or social engineering? Or do you think most people are more concerned about ransomware? These are just some point that came out of an article I was reading. I work for a larger company and our security measures are pretty poor. Does AT&T provide an security for this type of stuff with basic business internet access?

 

Here's the article I was reading that peaked my interest: https://business.funnls.com/articles/a-guide-to-cybersecurity-and-types-of-cyberattacks/



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5 months ago

It appears that someone in ATT has access to my debit card info..Within 2 days of giving my debit card to ATT for my bill Someone in California has rang up 100s of dollars of purchases. The second time was only a week after I corrected the mess from the first time and no other online person/company had my card info. Contacting ATT is been impossible.Two attempts and 4hours on hold/shuffle to not my job. has created massive frustration.I may be mistaken but 2x is a rotten coincedence ...And Black Friday caused 2 weeks of no debit card and now Christmas eve and I had to drive 259 miles to my bank has just about sent me to a very not happy place.