There is so much fun to be had online gaming. In fact, it’s no wonder that over 700 million people worldwide are trying out gaming on the net. People love games like Overwatch and World of Warcraft which allow you to create amazing characters. But there are some risks when you are gaming online. And they can not only leave you penniless, but they could put your life at risk too. Therefore, here are some top tips you need for staying safe while gaming.
Keep your personal info to yourself
You can talk to players from around the world while you are playing games online. In fact, so many friendships and even relationships form from these online games. And you might build up closer relationships than you have in real life! After all, if you are a hardcore gamer, you might be on the game for hours every day which gives you plenty of opportunities to chat with other people. However, while you might feel like you have a strong relationship with this person, you don’t really know them well. And they could easily be just playing the game to take advantage of other players. Therefore, while you can be friendly with them, keep personal info to yourself. For example, details about where you live and work should be kept on the low down. Otherwise, you could end up with your home being burgled, or your workplace being put in jeopardy. And while you might chat about meeting up, you should at least have a conversation over webcam first. That way, you know they are who they say they are. And take someone with you if you do agree to meet up. After all, you don’t want to meet up with a stranger on your own who might take advantage!
Only play legit games
You also need to make sure you are careful about which games you are playing online. While there are a wealth of legitimate games, there are some which are not so good for your cyber safety. In fact, they get you to download the game and then can steal information from your computer. And then they might be able to get hold of important documents, as well as your passwords, which could lead them to steal your identity, or even make fraud payments from your account. Therefore, always read up about games online first before downloading. After all, there is a ton of info online about the new mmo games which are legitimate as well as a lot of fun. And it will stop you making an error downloading something which could put your info at risk!
Don’t save your bank details
A lot of games require a monthly payment so that you can continue playing online. And you can usually pay this online. But to ensure you don’t end up with your payment details potentially getting stolen, you need to be careful about putting them on the net. It might be wise to ring up to set up your payment details for the game. Or you might even just want to pay monthly so that you don’t have to store your bank card info online. That way, if the site gets hacked (it has happened before), your details are safe!
And remember to avoid clicking on advertising which might come with a virus!
CEO and Founder at Mighty Shouts.
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