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Being able to store and transfer information online, as well as carry out financial transactions, has made life more convenient for millions of people. But with these opportunities comes the potential for dangers like fraud and invasion of privacy.

Using a smartphone, PC, tablet or even smart devices like fridges and thermostats can leave security gaps that are exploited by fraudsters. Social media is another avenue for those looking to gather data about an individual. Children can be particularly vulnerable, because even if they are familiar with new technology, they may not be aware of the best ways to avoid scams and tricks.

This shouldn’t put anyone off using online services, though, as it’s possible to stay safe as long as you take the right precautions. In our guide to online safety, we cover a range of topics you should know about, as well as tips on how to best avoid becoming a victim of identity fraud.