We’ve all seen the (sometimes embarrassing) results of leaving a Facebook account unattended.
While the outcomes can be a little different, and whether it's on purpose or not, letting other people use your Trade Me account can be just as problematic.
Even when it comes to your nearest and dearest, we need to know it's only the account holder using the Trade Me account. In clause 3.4 of our terms and conditions, we say that “you are responsible for keeping your login information, including your email address and password, secret and secure”.
This is especially important if your partner/family/friend (or anyone else that could access your account) has been banned from Trade Me.
If you have concerns about someone else accessing your account, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Keep your account password safe – rather than writing it down, try and create a password that’s easy for you to remember, but difficult for someone else to guess.
- Create a password that has a mix of capital letters, numbers and other characters.
- Opt to not let your browser automatically save your password.
- If you want to be super careful and you’re not using your normal computer, you could also clear your cookies when you’re done.
- If you’re logging in on someone else’s computer, it’s a good idea to leave the ‘Remember me’ box unticked.
For some more tips on staying ‘cyber safe’ on Trade Me, check out this blog post.