I am sure we have all heard horror stories about someone being scammed by criminals hiding behind a computer screen on the Internet.  

This week the issue was too close to home when my daughter was almost taken advantage of by a very sophisticated scam while looking for an apartment. 

What really struck me was the effort the criminals took to appear legitimate.  

We recently had several people present in our local Financial Independence meet-up about Internet Safety and one of the presenters was my friend Jason.

He graciously agreed to come on today’s show to explain some of the essential protections we can implement to keep our information and money secure on the Web. 

Some of the key barriers he suggests implementing are below: