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Use double verification systems
It might take a little longer, but using double verification methods can prevent accounts being accessed if you fall prey to a phishing campaign or your original password is guessed.
PayPal and Google, for example, allow you to link your account with your mobile device. In the case of the former, you must input your password as well as a code sent to your mobile in order to access your account.
Shred documents while at home
Banking statements and utility bills all display personal, sensitive information that give "dumpster divers" dollar signs in their eyes. People are not below wading through your garbage in order to get their hands on this data, which can then be used to fake your identity, steal it, or potentially access your accounts.
In addition, pre-approved credit card offers could be used by thieves for applying for credit at a different address -- potentially wrecking your credit score and leaving you with the bill further down the line.
The solution? Invest in a shredder.
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Do not share your passwords or leave them lying around
It might seem simple enough, but do not share passwords for your online bank accounts, payment systems, social media accounts or email inboxes with anyone. Furthermore, writing down passwords can also lead to a breach of privacy.