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How To Avoid Having Your Identity Stolen

How To Avoid Having Your Identity StolenFor most people, having a cell phone or mobile device on them at all times is normal. In these technologically advanced times we live in, staying connected is very important. The more you live your life online, the higher your risk will become of having your identity stolen. This type of cyber crime can lead to a variety of negative consequences.

If you have been wrongly convicted of stealing someone’s identity, then contacting an expert criminal defense lawyer Miami for help.

How To Prevent Identity Theft From Happening

Below are some of the things you need to consider when trying to avoid having your identity stolen.

Avoid Over-Sharing Online

Social networks are one of the most popular things on the internet. Whether using Facebook or Twitter, you will need to be aware of the amount of information you are sharing. Most people have a tendency to divulge too much information on social media, which could lead to hackers being able to steal your identity. The only things you really want to share on these social networks are details you don’t mind being a matter of public record.

Anti-Virus Software is a Must

The next thing you will need to focus on when trying to avoid having your identity stolen is keeping your computer’s anti-virus software up to date. There are a variety of viruses out there that are designed to infiltrate your computer and steal any personal information that may be contained on it. Investing in top-notch software, you will be able to keep the information you have on your computer out of the hands of hackers.

Be Protective of Sensitive Mail

If you are like most people, then you receive a lot of mail with your sensitive information on it. Merely throwing this mail out without taking steps to protect this information can lead to a number of problems. If this information falls into the wrong hands, it could lead to you having your identity stolen. Buying a paper shredder is a great way to destroy the sensitive information on your mail before putting it in the trash.

Watch Out For Suspicious Emails

One of the most common methods used by hackers to obtain sensitive information is to send out scam emails. These emails will usually make claims like you have free money to get or a prize is being given. The last thing you want to do is click on any links in an email from an address you do not know. Clicking on these links will lead to your computer getting a virus and in your sensitive information getting stolen. When you see these emails arrive, the best thing you can do is delete them without opening them.

Also Read: Working with A Miami Criminal Defense Attorney – What to Expect

Contact An Experienced Miami Cyber Crime Attorney

If you have been arrested for cyber crimes, the first call you need to make is to the Hansen Law Firm PA. Our team will be able to schedule you a consultation where you will be able to give us the details of your case. Once we have all of the details of your case, we can let you know whether or not we can help.

Author: M. G. Hansen

Marcia Giordano Hansen has been practicing law for almost 20 years. During this time, she has worked for the government at the Miami Dade Public Defender’s office representing indigent clients accused for state criminal offense; for an insurance defense firm wherein she represented doctors sued for medical malpractice and entities sued for negligence; and for a private white collar criminal defense firm practicing white collar crime defending individuals accused of social security fraud, Medicare fraud, drug trafficking and other federal crimes. Her wide range of knowledge in these different areas of law, coupled with the teachings of some of the most well respected legal minds in the country gives her a unique skill set which has benefited all of her clients resulting in victory and success in each case she has handled. Mrs. Hansen, in her own practice, has handled criminal defense cases, personal injury cases and real estate disputes. She speaks Spanish, French and is proficient in Italian which enables her to represent clients from all over the world. She is dedicated to the growth and success of Hansen & Taylor and prides herself in giving VIP treatment to each and every client. Marcia lives in Coral Gables with her husband and daughter. She is an avid sports fan, an animal lover and political junkie. She is also a supporter and member of the Board of Executive Relations for the Special Olympics of Miami, an organization dedicated to the well being of children and adults with disabilities.

What Past Clients Say

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I was referred to Mrs. Hansen by another lawyer with different expertise. From the very moment we first met and spoke about my case Marcia was a doll. Very knowledgeable in her field and good at explaining things in layman’s terms for those unfamiliar with legal jargon. I highly recommend her for any criminal cases. She was great at negotiating a plea deal for me and I’m satisfied with the outcome of this case. I’m very pleased with my decision to hire her as my representation.

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