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October
2018
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04:58 PM
America/New_York

Stay Safe from Cyber Scams

Jackson EMC takes steps to protect its members’ information. But, it’s not unusual for the cooperative to learn about scams targeting our members. You can avoid being the victim of a cyber-based scam by following these first-line defense steps:

USE STRONG PASSWORDS

A password that contains 12 characters or more can take up to two centuries for hackers to crack. Along with a strong password, use two-factor authentication when possible.

THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK

Don’t click on links or attached files in emails if it seems suspicious or came from someone you don’t know. Phishing attack emails from scammers often have a sense of urgency, like telling you to pay your bill immediately. 

KEEP YOUR PASSWORDS PRIVATE

Any time another person has your passwords, you risk someone accessing your personal information without your permission. Keep passwords to yourself.

To learn how to safeguard your information, visit jacksonemc.com/safety-and-security

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Learn more tips at staysafeonline.org.