Protecting your finances in 2020

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - The Better Business Bureau has a few ways to make sure you start off 2020 as a responsible consumer and keep your finances safe.

The Better Business Bureau has a few way to keep your money safe in 2020. (MGN)

They say to review permissions and privacy settings on social media to make sure you haven't accidentally given away personal information.

They say doing a little research into businesses and charities before you buy or donate can save you a lot of time, money, and potential heartache later down the line.

Officials also recommend using secure payment methods. As they say, a scammer's favorite way to steal your money is by asking you to pay with a gift card or money wire transfer.

Some other ways to keep an eye on your money is to use a unique and complex password for all online accounts and to enable a multi-factor authentication whenever you can to make sure hackers can't access your accounts even if they have your username and password.

Lastly, they say to keep an eye on your accounts to make sure there aren't any suspicious purchases.

The Better Business Bureau also recommends finding a call blocking program to get rid of telemarketers and pesky robocalls.

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