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Safety and security

This page is for your information only. While we strongly recommend you to follow our advice, we cannot be held responsible for a misuse or misunderstand of the following information.

Protecting you, your identity & accounts online

Protecting our user information is important to us. PowerTiz uses multiple defenses to protect your identity and prevent others from gaining access to your account and personal information:

Verify identity – We use multiple types of verifications to confirm your identity so you safely access your account online.

What can you do to stay safe online?

Plenty of things. Here are some smart online safety tips you can use to secure your identity:

NEVER send money - Never send money to a person if you have not priorly physically visited the property. NEVER EVER. First, make sure the property does exists, and that the person you are contacting is “real”.

Create a strong password – And change it occasionally. Strong passwords contain a mix of lowercase and uppercase letters, symbols and numbers. Don’t use a password that’s easy to guess, like “12345” or “password.” For security reasons, we prevent anyway this type of passwords because they can easily be hacked.

Mix them up a little – Don't use the same username and passwords for your different online accounts. Also, don't store your usernames and passwords on your devices.

If you think your account has been hacked – Change your usernames and passwords if you can and contact us as soon as possible so we can block the access to this account and help you gain access to it again.

Install a firewall – A firewall on your computer and router protects your machines from unauthorized intruders.

Use updated anti-virus and anti-spyware – Viruses can disable your computer,and spyware can steal your passwords, account numbers or bank and payment details.

Download cautiously – If a page or an ad looks questionable, please report it to us via the form we provide on each listing.

Consider the information you share on social media sites – Review the social media site’s privacy and security settings to control who can see your profile. Use discretion on what you share with others.

Shop safely – If a web address begins with “https” rather than “http,” it is generally secure. Avoid financial transactions on “http” sites.

Update software automatically – When a computer or mobile phone company discovers a security threat, they will create a fix for it. Set up your systems to update software automatically for added security.

Use WPA2 when setting up your home Wi-Fi – “Wireless Protected Access 2” (or WPA2), is the safety technology that helps protect your wireless connection.

Avoid using public wireless networks when paying for something – Use caution if a public wireless network asks you for personal or credit card information. Hint: Many cell phone carriers offer "data tethering". Consider using your cell phone's ability to access the web with your laptop or tablet.

And avoid public computers, too – If you can avoid it, don’t put account information into library or hotel lounge computers. Some thieves use keystroke tracking software to steal your username and password.