Protecting Your Online Information

August 8, 2013, Written By Lynn Oldshue

Do you use a fake email address when you sign up for an account online? A lot of people use this tactic to avoid getting spam or risking a security hack on their real email address.

What if there was a program that took that idea to a whole new level, creating proxies for bank accounts, credit cards and phone numbers so that you never have to worry about your personal information on the web? MaskMe is just such a product.

With MaskMe, you can opt to have fake information created about yourself when you sign up for various things on the Internet. Those emails, phone calls and credit card charges will be passed onto your real accounts, but the website you’re working on won’t know that. You simply have to remember the master password for your MaskMe account in order to access all of the sites. MaskMe does the work for you.

Of course, there is some cause of concern because you now have to trust MaskMe with all of your important details. What happens if there is a security breach on that program? The benefit seems to be that your infomration is only on MaskMe rather than countless other sites. There are risks to submitting your personal information on any site, so in a way, MaskMe reduces the potential for issues significantly.

If you’re worried about security on the web, MaskMe may be worth looking into. After all, your finances are on the line.



The information contained within this article was accurate as of August 8, 2013. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About Lynn Oldshue

Lynn Oldshue has written personal finance stories for LowCards.com for twelve years. She majored in public relations at Mississippi State University.
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