ThinkTrade Inc is committed to meeting the expected responsibilities for protecting
your account and personal/Business information.
Anytime you are logged into the Extension Tax Web site, you will be in a "secure
session" that is established with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and verified by Thawte's
Global Site Certificate technology. While connected with SSL, every transmission
between your computer and our websites are encrypted with 128-bit (strong) encryption,
completely hiding your data while it travels to us.
Once the data reaches our servers, we store the sensitive information in encrypted
form in our servers and in case of credit card information; we don’t store the information
at all in our servers. We are very concerned about your security and we proactively
have taken steps to thwart the risks.
ThinkTrade Inc uses a variety of technologies and techniques in an effort to keep
your account information safe. To further reduce any security risks we want to provide
you with some simple suggestions on how to conduct business over the Internet.
Identity theft occurs when another person uses your personal information without
your consent to commit fraud or other crimes. Typical crimes include stealing money
from your bank account, opening lines of credit under your name and applying for
fraudulent loans. These crimes, as well as many others, can damage your credit,
leave you responsible for bills, and cause you countless hours of frustration. To
minimize the risk of identity theft, please learn more at the Federal Trade Commission
Phishing is very popular. This type of deception is designed to steal your identity
by getting you to disclose valuable personal data — like bank account information,
credit card numbers, passwords, account data, or other information — by masquerading
as a trustworthy person or business in an apparently official electronic communication
like email. These emails can look quite convincing, with company logos and banners
copied from actual web sites. Often, they will tell you that their security procedure
has changed or that they need to update (or validate) your information, and then
direct you to a look-alike web site. Never respond to these types of emails. You
can either forward them to the institution that they are mimicking or delete them.
Learn more about phishing
Pharming is when scam artists redirect Internet traffic from one web site to a different,
identical-looking site in order to trick you into entering your user name and password
into the database on their fake site. Banking and financial sites are often the
target of these attacks, in which scam artist try to acquire your personal information
in order to access your bank account, steal your identity, or commit other kinds
of fraud in your name. The use of fake web sites may make Pharming sound similar
to email Phishing scams, but Pharming is more insidious, since you can be redirected
to a false site without any participation or knowledge on your part. Learn more
about Pharming here.
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