Many scammers use sneaky tricks, viruses, key-loggers and similar nasty things to try to further their careers in crime. Identity theft, stealing passwords, bank account and credit and debit card details, in the UK National Insurance details and the USA Social Security numbers, and similar crimes are all helped by peoples' lack of awareness of the dangers and of how to keep safe online. This thread is here for useful tips and things to stay safe and to guard your personal details. It is "Closed" to prevent posting of items by visiting scammers, with the intent of making us think that their links and downloads are security tools whereas they are really malware. If you have a good security idea please do inform a member of the Admin Team by Private Message (top right by the login name welcome) for it to be included here. There is a list at the link Your friendly neighborhood admin team. If you are a guest, please use the Contact Us link at the bottom right of this page.