i had my computer hacked

Dear Kim,

how do i pay for it online , i will do it only through pay pal as i had my computer hacked already two times.

R

Dear R,

Please see Payment Options

I completely understand your concern. I prefer paying by Pal Pal too. Do you have protection on your computer. My internet provider suggested AVG Free many years ago. (The link is to facebook but you can go to their website too.) Note: the free version is different from the trial versions. Trial versions expire, the free one does not. Since then I have upgraded to a paid product with identity theft protection. It is a reasonaly price considering what it is protecting and how difficult/time consuming it can be to restore things once stolen.

I went to several workshops by the police outreach program. Maybe they have one where you are: you can let others know.It is such an important issue that the Government of Canada is involved in educating people. I got this from their website:

Identity Theft: What it is and what you can do about it

Every year, thousands of people are victims of identity theft.

While recent developments in telecommunications and computer processing make it easier for companies and consumers to reach each other, they can also scatter your personal information more widely, making life easier for criminals.

Identity theft is the unauthorized collection and use of your personal information, usually for criminal purposes.

Your name, date of birth, address, credit card, Social Insurance Number (SIN) and other personal identification numbers can be used to open credit card and bank accounts, redirect mail, establish cellular phone service, rent vehicles, equipment, or accommodation, and even secure employment.

If this happens, you could be left with the bills, charges, bad cheques, and taxes.

Check out their site with tips and suggestions. In the mean time here is another great resource.

Kim

3 responses to “i had my computer hacked

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  3. Read an update. After subscribing to CELBANPrep R wrote about The World of Technology opening up to her. See https://dear-kim.com/2012/04/20/the-world-of-technology-is-slowly-opening-up-to-me/

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