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31 Days of Fraud Prevention Month #FPM2016 PART 1

31 Days of Fraud Prevention Month #FPM2016 PART 1

The 31 Days of Fraud Prevention Month (#FPM2016) PART 1

Days 1 -14 of Fraud Prevention Month! Our summary of our tips to date helping Windsor Essex SECURE and ORGANIZED.

Week 1 – Tips re Credit Cards

Week one of Fraud Prevention month was about what you can do to help prevent Credit Card Fraud.  Data Breaches are considered the third certainty in life.  To mitigate this:

  • don’t let anyone store your CC data on a system unless they are PCI certified
  • don’t store your CC data on spreadsheets or pieces of paper
  • do change your passwords often
  • do shred anything with confidential on it
  • do shred old/unused CC
  • do review your bills for suspicious activity

DAY1 #Tips #FPM2016 know how #windsor biz store ur credit card info? SECURE SERVERS ONLY! #ShredDontShare

DAY2 #Tips #FPM2016 Don’t store Cardholder Data if u don’t have 2, LESS IS BETTER! #ShredDontShare #yqg

Day 3 #Tips #FPM2016 Do u know how ur systems store Cardholder data? DON’T STORE SENSITIVE DATA without #PCI. #ShredDontShare

Day 4 #Tips #FPM2016 default system passwords R easy 2 use + remember! CHANGE ALL DEFAULT PASSWORDS! #ShredDontShare

Day 5 #Tips #FPM2016 #merchants shouldn’t store CC data.  USE CASH OR CHECK IF U NEED 2! #ShredDontShare

Day 6 #Tips #FPM2016 know who has access 2 ur data #merchants.  CONTROL + MONITOR ACCESS! #ShredDontShare

Day 7 #Tips #FPM2016 Payment Card Industry Standards apply if U take MC VISA AMEX Discover, JCB.  CHECK UR #PCI COMPLIANCE! #ShredDontShare

 

Week 2 – Tips on Getting Rid of Excess Paperwork & Purging

Week two of Fraud Prevention month was about what you can do to keep less sensitive info in your office and home (and in storage!) If its not there, it can’t be used against you…And ID thieves can’t try to become you!

Mantra to live by:  ‘When in doubt, SHRED!’ We even tweeted out an event we are holding this month in the county – so no excuses!

Day8 #Tips #FPM2016 Purging? #Shred ALL docs with ur name+address! Identity thieves need very little! #Windsor

Day9 #Tips #FPM2016 Cleaning out ur filing cabinets? Make 3 piles – Scan Store Shred http://firststopservices.ca/2015/05/shred-scan-or-store-how-do-you-make-the-call/ … #Windsor

Day10 #Tips #FPM2016 Downsizing? #ShredDontShare old papers! DumpsterDivers love old bills 2commit #fraud #YQG

Day11 #Tips #FPM2016 Tax season means 2008 taxdocs can now B #shred BUT check w/ ur accountant in case .@thewindsorstar #ShredDontShare

Day12 #tips #FPM2016 would u post ur SIN on #Twitter? Remember 2 #ShredDontShare your docs – don’t throw in recycling box! #yqg

Day13 #tips #FPM2016 only 1week until #leamington + county can b safer bcuz #ShredDontShare event March 19!

Day14 #Tips #FPM2016 Kids, like old storage units need att! Tackle1box @ a time – Make 3 PILES Donate/Throw/#Shred

 

 

Looking for more information?? Here are some Interesting Reads:

Payment Card Industry Security Standards https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/

Swiped: What Identity Thieves Do–And How to Stop Them, Book by Adam Levin