Mommin’ It Monday — Stream 26 — Special Guest The Voice Dec 21st, 2020

Today we had a special guest in our Mommin’ It Monday live stream, AKA “The Voice” talking about cybersecurity and sharing with us important safety tips that can help us stay away from scammers. I learned so much!

He addressed a few pointers and tips that can help us be aware and avoid having contact with con artists, phishing scams, and hackers. He also talks about the tactics these bad elements use and the sort of emotions these criminals want their victims to feel in order to get their virtual hands into the funds. Once they are in contact and can confuse us enough, truly anyone can fall victim to a scam. It is in the heat of the moment, the emotions we feel and recognize, that can save us from being “rekt”.

1. Seed phrase (Write it down and keep it in a SAFE place of your choice)

3. Create a different password for each account you create

4. Do not share your seed phrase and password

5. Do not leave your coins on the exchange (exchanges get hacked, passwords get hacked, they can also go out of business)

6. Limit access to your devices

7. Do not drop off your device to “Service” with cryptocurrency in it.

8. Do not respond to random texts and emails even if they seem to be from a legitimate source at first glance. Scammers are getting smarter and they love impersonating people, so make sure the email, the handle, the source of information matches with its original. Avoid clicking on links from those emails as some links carry viruses and malware that will give the criminal access to your computer data.

9. Be calm even you receive a notification that scares you. It is important to validate that the information you are receiving is correct before acting on it.

10. If you belong to groups, be suspicious of anyone from the group that contacts you in private. It is always best to verify if the private information you are receiving is correct in the actual public group.

11. Practice good computer hygiene by backing up your files regularly, including backing up your wallet.

Several other tips were discussed in the video, based on each scenario. The Voice did an excellent job of educating us today.

Truly when online we must be suspicious of everyone unless proven otherwise. Not the other way around!

Hope this stream can educate folks out there about few safety measures that can reduce their risk in a meaningful way. Nothing is foolproof so be careful out there.

Hope this stream can educate folks out there about few safety measures that can reduce their risk in a meaningful way. Nothing is foolproof so be careful out there.

All my best

Michelle M

www.mammycrypto.com

Social Media links: https://cointr.ee/mammycrypto

Originally published at https://www.mammycrypto.com on December 30, 2020.

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Crypto advocate & Enthusiast —Opinions, Not Investment advice. Blog: www.mammycrypto.com — Store:www.zazzle.com/store/cryptobazaar