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Keeping Your Online Accounts Secure

Online fraud can happen to anyone, whether it’s hacking, phishing, online identity theft, or another form of cyber-attack. While some cases are unavoidable, there are many things you can do to keep your online accounts (of all types) safe. Here are some resources and steps you can take to safeguard your accounts from internet fraud:

Choosing Good Security Questions for Your Online Accounts

Security questions can provide you with a convenient backup method to restore access to your account. However, using weak or easily guessed answers to security questions can create a vulnerability in your accounts that would be better avoided. Here are some tips to keep your accounts safe.

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5 Red Flags of Phishing

What is “phishing”? Phishing is an attempt to steal your personal information, such as passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. Phishing scams use email or text messages to trick you into giving access to this information. If the scam is successful, identity thieves could gain access to your email, bank, or other accounts.

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New Security Updates to Safeguard your Account

To someone looking to commit fraud, a 529 account is no different than a checking or savings account. If your information gets into the wrong hands, your child’s education savings may be at risk. In an effort to give customers even more protection in the fight against internet fraud, Virginia529 has implemented new upgrades to its secure online platform.

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Protect Your Virginia529 Account with Multi-factor Authentication

Resources to help you learn

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions about 529 plans.

Smart Savers Academy

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Invest529 Portfolio Performance

Review and compare historical returns of Invest529 portfolios.