National Consumer Protection Week 2014

UPDATE: Big congratulations to our Wednesday winner: Courtney Cates! 

In answer to our question, What are two things you should do if you know your email has been hacked?, Courtney shared the following answer:

“Have extremely strong passwords including letters and numbers, make sure that you have security on your computer, and remove malware.”

Find the link to enter each day’s contest here: http://www.dsef.org/2014/02/26/national-consumer-protection-week-2014-contest/

It’s one of our favorite weeks of the year…National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW)! It’s a time to highlight some of the amazing resources available on the web to help you make informed choices as a consumer and business owner. And since we love this week so much, we’ve decided once again to make it even MORE fun with a contest!

Each day this week, we’ll post a question. Use the NCPW resources we’ve provided to answer the question, and you’ll be entered to win an amazing gift tote full of products from a number of generous companies in the direct sales industry. We’ve provided some bonus entry options as well.

We’re giving away a bundle of amazing products worth over $750 each day, so be sure to come back each day to enter!

Prize Details

Today’s winner will receive a bundle of products from over 20 DSA member companies, including at least one of the following from each of these companies:

On Friday, we will choose one name from among all entries throughout the week to win an iPad mini, donated by Mannatech.

Contest also sponsored by Nu Skin, who is generously providing program funding.

How to Enter

Simply leave a comment answering today’s question: What are two things you should do if you know your email has been hacked? (Find the link to the answer on our NCPW resources page! – Opens in a separate window)

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* Contest is open to residents of the US and Canada, ages 18 and older.

Good luck, and don’t forget to tell your friends!

143 Responses to National Consumer Protection Week 2014 Contest (Day 3)

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  1. Aleasha says:

    Make sure your security software is up-to-date and create new strong passwords.

  2. Carl Miller says:

    Remove any malware, if you can access your e mail change your password. Follow your providers instructions to restore your acct. Might let your contact list aware of posable contact with them that is was not you. Ect….

  3. Shannon says:

    change your passwords & tell your friends

  4. 1) change your password, 2) update your system security

  5. Update Security Software – run scan and delete malware
    Change passwords

  6. Deborah L. says:

    Change your passwords and update your security software.

  7. Change your password and update your security software.

  8. Change your password and Update your system & remove malware.

  9. Carolyn says:

    Change your password, update your system and delete malware

  10. Jaime Tucker says:

    Change your passwords and tell your friends

  11. Mary Eigler says:

    Change you password and check your settings. Also, tell your friends.

  12. Jacki Pitkow says:

    Delete malware and change email password

  13. Kai B says:

    Make sure your system is up to date and delete any malware. Change your password. .. to a strong password.

  14. 1)Change my password
    2) Update security and delete andy malware

  15. Change your password and notify friends

  16. Heather Blevins says:

    Change our password and tell your friends so they don’t mistakenly open a bad email from you.

  17. Tammy van Dongen says:

    *Update your system and remove any malware.
    *Alert your contacts that you’ve been hacked

  18. Layla says:

    Change your password and tell your friends!!!

  19. Have extremely strong passwords including letters and numbers, make sure that you have security on your computer

  20. Debbie B says:

    Make sure your protection is up to date, change your password and let your friends know about the hack.

  21. Stephanie says:

    If you’ve been hacked, you should update your security system and delete any malware and change your passwords and lots more things. Thanks for the great info.

  22. Bob Niles says:

    Update your system, remove all malware, change password

  23. 1. Change passwords.
    2. Update systems and delete malware.

  24. Stephanie says:

    Check you system and delete malware. Tell you friends!

  25. Katrina Hoogenboom says:

    1) Update your system and delete any malware; 2) Change your passwords.

  26. Brooke says:

    Update your security and delete any malware and change your password.

  27. Kendra says:

    Update your system and delete any malware and change your password to a strong password

  28. If the email is hacked, check security software and change the password.

  29. Ann Jobes says:

    make sure your security protections are up-to-date, reset your password, and warn your friends.

  30. 1 – CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS & 2 – TELL YOUR FRIENDS!

  31. Sherisse White says:

    If you find your email has been hacked you should update your security software and change all passwords.

  32. Nicole Walker says:

    Update security and delete malware & change password :-)

  33. Liz H. says:

    First you should delete any malware that might be on your computer & make sure your security software is up to date. Then you should change all your passwords.

  34. Matt P says:

    When your email is hacked update your system and remove any malware. Then change your passwords immediately.

  35. Update your system and delete malware
    Restore your account
    Change Password
    Check account settings (specifically away msg), and social network logins
    Notify Contacts

  36. John Raab says:

    Immediately report incident to relevant authorities such as, ISP, police if crime believed, credit report company etc. change passwords, notify contact list

  37. Lois says:

    Update your security, remove nasty melware and change password [make it something strong]

  38. If you have been hacked, change your passwords, and tell friends. Also upgrade your security and anti-spam ware.

  39. Natalie says:

    Update your system and delete any malware, Change your passwords

  40. Chelle O says:

    Change your password – tell your friends :)

  41. Ruben A. Guerrero says:

    1) Check and review all bank account activity, email activity and any other online portal requiring your password to make sure no fraudulent activity has been performed.
    2) Change all passwords on all online portals and accounts – make sure passwords are complex – and ensure that all online security features are utilized.

  42. 1. update your system and delete any malware, install security software from a reputable company, restart your computer for it take effect.
    2 Change your passwords, strong passwords….

  43. Leslie says:

    Change your password(s) and tell your friends.

  44. Samantha says:

    Update your system and change your passwords.

  45. Change your passwords and notify your friends!

  46. jenny kind says:

    1. Update your system and delete any malware. 2. Change your password.

  47. 1. Update system & delete malware
    2. Change your passwords

  48. Ana Lopez says:

    Update your system and delete any malware. Change your password. Check the advice your email provider or social networking site has about restoring your account. Tell your friends and change your account settings.

  49. change password with a stronger one, scan and delete malware, update security software

  50. Eligio says:

    Esta Es una buena oportunidad para decirte al mundo que las R/M son reales

  51. Carolina Mantilla says:

    Just change your password…if you have acces run your ystem malware protection and run a full scan in your computer…and contact your mail provider

  52. PEGGYLEIGH says:

    1. Update your system and delete malware
    2. change passwords

  53. peggyleigh says:

    Check account settings, and tell all your friends.

  54. Traci Hammel says:

    Change your passwords so that they are considered strong, check your security on your computer and remove any malware.

  55. Jayne Maxwell says:

    1. Reset your password
    2. Warn friends

  56. Jean Christian says:

    Make sure your security protection is up to date. Reset your passwords. Tell your friends!

  57. Mandy Manley says:

    Change your passwords and tell your friends if your email has been hacked!

  58. josefin says:

    1. Update your system and delete any malware
    2. Change your password.

  59. Mark Murphy says:

    Delete malware, change passwords.

  60. Desiree says:

    Change your password and inform friends.

  61. Amy Estrella says:

    Two steps you should do if your email has been hacked are: update your system and delete any malware and change your passwords.

  62. Two things you should do if you know your email has been hacked are tell your friends, and update your security software & delete any malware.

  63. 1. Update your system and delete any malware
    2. Change your password(s)

  64. Heather Mitchell says:

    Update your security software and change your passwords.

  65. Sherry Vervaecke says:

    change your password, update all malware, notify your friends etc.

  66. Tammi Wolaver Laney says:

    Update your security system.Change your password often.

  67. Michelle Bartley says:

    Strong Password & Update Security Software.

  68. Jennifer L says:

    1. Change your passwords
    2. Update your system and delete any malware

  69. Renee Banzhaf says:

    Update malware and change passwords

  70. Abel Delgado says:

    When an email is hacked or even suspected of hacking the first thing you should do is update all security measures on your computer including antivirus and antimalware protection, once that is done change all your passwords.

  71. pollyana dutra says:

    Contac

    contact your email service provider to block email, untill
    recover.

  72. Sue says:

    Make sure your security protection is up to date and warn your friends.

  73. Shelley Whitmarsh-Beal says:

    Change your passwords and notify friends not to open what they were sent

  74. Amanda says:

    1 – Change your password, 2 – Tell your friends!

  75. Change your passwords immediately, and check with your email provider on how to reactivate your account. (Happened to me recently as a matter of fact.!)

  76. Chris Weaver says:

    Change your password and notify your friends and family.

  77. update your system and malware — change password

  78. Jenny L. says:

    1. Update your system and delete any malware
    2. Change your passwords

  79. Kate Aldrich says:

    1. Change passwords
    2. Let your friends know.

  80. christy r. says:

    Change your passwords and update your security software. Thanks for the contest !

  81. Christy says:

    Change your password(s) and warn your friends!

  82. Misty B. says:

    Update your system and delete any malware and change your password.

  83. Sharon says:

    1. Update your system and delete any malware.
    2. Change your passwords

  84. Nicole Cowen says:

    1- Change your password
    2- Tell your friends

  85. Lorna Wares says:

    1. Update your system and delete any malware
    2. Change your passwords

  86. Lee says:

    1. Update your system and delete any malware
    2. Change your passwords

  87. Friends and family are receiving emails you did not send. Can’t get into your own email account or social media sites.

  88. Contact your service provider , call friends and let them know you have been hacked.

  89. Bons says:

    1. Update your system and delete any malware
    2. Change your passwords

  90. Heather Moon says:

    Change your passwords and tell your friends!

  91. Eleanor Cooper says:

    Change your passwords, update security software and run scan and delete malware

  92. Renee Gates says:

    Change passwords and Update your system/delete malware

  93. Kathryn Bowles says:

    Change your passwords & notify your friends

  94. Lesley Brydon says:

    1.update your system and delete any malware

    2.change your password

  95. Mary McLoughlin says:

    1. Update your system and delete any malware
    Make sure your security software is up-to-date
    2. Change your passwords

  96. Priscilla says:

    Make sure your security protection o
    Is up to date, change passwords, and warn your friends! As Soon As Possible!

  97. Priscilla says:

    Make sure your security protection software is up to date, change passwords, and warn friends!

  98. irv Krick says:

    Change your password, and notify your email provider. Also a good idea to notify your contacts

  99. Update your system and delete malware – make sure your security software is up to date.

    Change your passwords!

  100. Lisa Nicholson says:

    Change your password and update security and run scan.

  101. Niurka Corado says:

    Change the password and create a strong one. Also update your security software and constantly run a cleaner just to make sure.

  102. 1.friends and family are getting emails or messages you did not send
    2.your social media accounts have posts you did not make
    3.you can’t log into your email or social media account

  103. Kim Cook says:

    1.) Update your system and delete any malware
    2.) Change your passwords

  104. Theresa says:

    Two things you should do if your email has been hacked are 1. Change your password and any security questions 2. Run a up to date virus scan on your computer

  105. L R says:

    Check your account settings. Change your passwords,

  106. Jen R says:

    Update & scan the computer. Change & create a strong password for email and other accounts linked to that email and other apps as well.

  107. 1st. change password
    2nd call your friends :0

  108. Sara says:

    1. Update your system and delete any malware
    2. Change your passwords

  109. Renae Milburn says:

    Make sure your Security Software is up to date, change your passwords, Tell your friends as well, as Facebook it. and run a scan on your computer to remove the host or scram etc.

  110. Tara says:

    Change your password
    Alert your contacts

  111. Change your password immediately
    Tell your friends

  112. Wendy Powell says:

    If your email has been hacked, you should change your password. If you have similar passwords on other accounts, you should change them too. Make your passwords strong. You should also make sure your system is up to date and delete any malware. Have your security software to automatically update and delete any suspicious software and restart.

  113. Julie Winters says:

    change your password and update your security system

  114. Two things to do if you’ve been hacked:
    1. Change your passwords.
    2. Let your friends know.

  115. Shelly Smith says:

    Update security and change password

  116. Nikki says:

    You should (1) update your system and delete any malware, and (2) change your passwords. Thanks!

  117. Debbie Pierce says:

    Update your system and delete any malware, and change your passwords. And then let your friends/contacts know that those naughty e-mails are not from you, that you’ve been hacked. :)

  118. Robin Stambaugh says:

    Change all passwords
    Update computer security settings.

  119. Clean out your Malware. Check your system settings and change your password.

  120. If your email/system has been hacked you should always ensure you have an some security software, antivirus or malware installed. You should inform your friends and your change your passwords, if you can. Check your account settings that they don’t contain suspicious links.
    Sandy

  121. Crystal Stillabower says:

    The two things you should do if you know your email has been hacked are:
    1. Change your password
    2. Update your security system

  122. casey says:

    Update system, delete malware, change password, check advise of email provider, and tell your friends

  123. Angelia says:

    Can’t wait to learn more about your site!

  124. Laura Holmes says:

    change your password and update your system security

  125. Change your password, run and make sure your security system is updated. Let your friends know now to open anything suspicious from your email.

  126. Tia S says:

    Change your passwords an update your security software.

  127. Colette says:

    Tell your friends & family right away! Change my password & call my friend Scott- he is a computer wizard

  128. Jaymie says:

    Change your password
    Notify friends on contacts list

  129. Kristy VW says:

    Change your password and Update your system & remove malware.

  130. Liora says:

    You should change your passwords, and update your system & delete any malware! :)

  131. Rhonda Page says:

    Check the security on your system. Change your password.

  132. Melodie says:

    Change your passwords

    Check your account settings

  133. Pam Traverse says:

    Change your password
    Notify your e-mail friends that you have been hacked I and not to open anything sent to them supposably by you.

  134. * change your passwords
    * Check your account settings

  135. Debra says:

    1.Update your system and delete any malware
    2. Change your passwords

  136. Magdalena says:

    You should go to the computer expert to fix the problem, you have to create a new stronger password, update a new software

  137. Adam Raty says:

    1. Update your system and delete any malware
    Make sure your security software is up-to-date

    If you don’t have security software, get it. But install security software only from reputable, well-known companies. Then, run it to scan your computer for viruses and spyware (aka malware). Delete any suspicious software and restart your computer.

    2. Change your passwords

  138. Adam Raty says:

    I didn’t know the time zone was on east cost I posted 11:26 Utah time.

  139. Cindy Yeung says:

    Change password and update security software

  140. Candace Coombs says:

    Update your security software and change your passwords!!