I know so many people that get locked out of social media accounts and must start all over again to build their online profiles. Facebook is notorious for multiple profiles of individuals because they get locked out or hacked. What are you doing to prevent this from happening to you? It’s National Cybersecurity Awareness month, so today change your password.

In my opinion, most hacks come in the form of a significant other looking for dirt. Even though they say not having a strong password, is the No. 1 reason why people get hacked on social media. Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime. None of us are immune to a cyber risk but if you change your password to something stronger, you will minimize your chances of being hacked.

Also, know the signs of online social media scams. If a person doesn’t have a profile picture or a cover photo and literally little no friends and they are sending you messages asking for info, that is a known scam. Do your due diligence, never give anyone your personal financial information over social media. Do not get intimidated by pranksters who call your phone either claiming to be debt collectors. Block them! That is a known phishing scam. Your identity is precious and one of a kind, do not let anyone steal it from you.