Augusta Free Press

Eight ways to fight ID fraud online

Nearly three decades after the internet was introduced, the web continues to transform the lives of many users, revolutionizing the way consumers shop, pay bills, and transfer money online. As these advancements make common tasks hassle-free, consumers are urged to take extra precautions, allowing them to navigate the web safely and avoid online crime.

“Banks are constantly innovating to make it easier for customers to manage their money online,” said Bruce Whitehurst, president and CEO of the Virginia Bankers Association. “At the same time, banks are always looking for ways to help customers combat cyber threats.”

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week March 4-10, Virginia bankers offer these tips to help users safeguard their personal information and navigate the web safely: