Uber is a pretty cool technology company. Not only have they disrupted the way we commute, they’ve impacted the way we eat (UberEats), and are even getting into the self driving cars in a BIG way.
That being said, it comes as no surprise that Uber recently provided security tips for users to protect their accounts with some useful tips. The useful tips were released as part of October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month in many countries around the world. Uber’s security teams work around the clock to block suspicious activity on accounts, but they provided the following few simple tips to help protect you against scammers.
Top 5 security tips
1) Use a unique password for every online account. Don’t use your Uber password on any other website or service. It may be hard to manage a bunch of different log-ins – but doing so, will definitely improve your security profile.
2) Don’t share your password or verification code with anyone. Uber will never ask you for this information. Be cautious of weird or unusual emails requesting your password or verification info.
3) Only add debit or credit cards you own to your Uber account. You may not get notices from credit card companies if there is suspicious activity on someone else’s card.
4) Scammers are clever and always trying to come up with new scams. Be cautious of phone calls, text messages, and emails from anyone claiming to be an Uber employee and offering a reward or prize. The FTC tracks these types of “impersonation scams” across many services..
5) If you notice any suspicious activity on your account, report it to Uber immediately in the mobile app or at help.uber.com. Uber takes these reports seriously and work with financial institutions and law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute scammers.
Using these tips will help protect your account. For more tips, check out
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