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Generally, the real content of the site is all on the main ("article") pages. "Talk" pages are for signed "discussions" of the main pages in cases where there is disagreement. They typically aren't intended to be indexed by search engines, etc. So I suggest that the excellent text below be put in a regular article, either UU-Money or a related page. Time-stamped signatures are entered automatically for signed-in users by typing four ~'s in a row, and are translated into this: NealMcB 12:36, 4 Aug 2004 (CDT)

Tips for Using Online Services

  • Read your agreement
  • Check the policies about privacy and security
  • Make sure you will be notified by email of any transactions
  • Transfer any funds that you have received into your account as soon as possible
  • If you haven't received an email from them in a month's time, check the account to make sure there have been no transactions
  • Use credit cards that will not charge you if you report that your number was stolen (most charge $50 per transaction until you notify them of theft, but I find that many will waive that if it is "identity theft" - using your number without your permission or direct access to your card)
  • Use checking accounts from banks that will cover unauthorized use of your account and that don't have large sums of money in them if possible (you can set up a special account and then transfer the money to the usual account)
  • Always login from your website browser, and never from an email. This will prevent you from "phishing" -- an online criminal tactic where fraudulent email is sent in an attempt to gain your account and password information.

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