11.01.2016

5 Q (questions) – and 5 GA (good answers)

Question 1: Can I pay online in a way that ensures that my bank account details are protected?
Sharing information always carries a risk, be it verbally, in writing or digitally. This particularly applies to sharing account details online. This is why paysafecard was developed as a means of payment that can be used without any such information and which is entirely free of charge for the user.

Question 2: Can I take legal action to have pictures of me entirely removed from the Internet?
Unfortunately not. The complete removal of content from the Internet is not possible as digital data can be used and shared by anyone. It is possible to at least get platforms, social networks and other providers to remove such data. However, even judicial authority has its limits, such as geographical ones. Therefore, always think twice before publishing anything online!

Question 3: If I use made-up information — is that a criminal offence?
It depends on what the made-up information is used for. For example, if you create an e-mail address with an invented name and use it to send a ‘juicy’ reader’s letter to a newspaper, it may be somewhat pointless, but it is not criminal. However, if this false identity is used for unauthorised purposes, then this is naturally a criminal act: for instance, using this e-mail address to commit slander, to stalk someone or to order goods that are subsequently not paid for.

Question 4: What are the benefits of signing up for the online payments account my paysafecard?
Registration requires only minimal personal information, but, most importantly, no bank account or credit card details are needed. Users pay with my paysafecard by simply entering their username and password. It is no longer necessary to enter the 16-digit PINs.

Question 5: What is a secure password?
Using a single password which is easy to guess, possibly kept where it’s easy to see, remains unchanged for years and which is used for all online activity is anything but secure. For your own sake, take the time to do the following: Use several longer passwords (at least 8 characters), change them regularly and carefully choose passwords that employ several security attributes, such as uppercase and lowercase letters, special characters and numbers. Never store your passwords or share them with third parties.

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