Avoid becoming a victim of cybercrime. Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself online and your mobile phone:
Never share your username, passwords, account numbers or PIN with any third party via email or text messages.
Use a unique and strong password that contains a combination of numbers, letters and symbols for each online accounts.
Do not respond to any email or text message that asks for your personal information.
Be vigilant of email and text messages that promise prizes and offers that are too good to be true, especially if you are required to pay amounts of money to collect the prize.
Lock your mobile phone when not in use and never keep your personal information like account numbers, pin numbers or any passwords in plain text.
When using Bluetooth on your smartphone, do not leave it on for a long time as your information may be vulnerable to hacking.