Take common-sense steps to protect your online identity and reduce the chance that you will be targeted by a scammer, hacker or identity thief

Good practices include:

  • Review websites privacy policies
    • Does the website sell your information to third parties?
    • Do you grant rights to any information or photographs that you post on the site?
    • Is your username, e-mail address, or identifying information posted on the site
  • Set Strong Passwords
    • Avoid using information that is in your family tree – i.e. mother’s maiden name, birthdates, etc.

Respect the privacy of your living relatives

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The Legal Genealogist

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