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Fraud: Unsecured Wi-Fi

Don't be a victim of fraud. Caller ID Spoofing.

Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, universities, and other public places are convenient, but often they’re not secure. If you connect to a Wi-Fi network, and send information through websites or mobile apps, it might be accessed by someone else.

When using public Wi-Fi limit your risk, Think FAST and AVOID sites with:

  • Foreign Website Address
  • Account Information for your bank or cards
  • Sign-ins Required
  • Tiny URLs or Short Links

To protect your information when using wireless hotspots, send information only to sites that are fully encrypted, and avoid accessing your online financial accounts through public Wi-Fi hotspots!
For more information, please visit:
If you think you're personal information may have been accessed through unsecured Wi-Fi go to: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ask-cfpb/

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