You probably wouldn’t hand the keys to your car to a stranger. Nor would you leave the windows and doors to your home wide open for anyone to come in and take your valuables.  So why wouldn’t you take basic precautions to protect yourself online?

A recent survey by Consumer Reports found that 62 percent of respondents said they’ve done nothing to protect their privacy on the Internet in the wake of recent high-profile data breaches. Whether you find online security complicated or confusing or simply haven’t thought about keeping your personal information safe online, now is a good  time to take action.

Ally Bank would like to invite you to this month’s TweetChat: Protecting Yourself Online, co-hosted with, to discuss online security best practices.

Topic: Protecting Yourself Online

This month’s TweetChat will discuss what important actions you can take to help protect your online identity and digital assets by fortifying your online security.

How to participate

Use #sweepstakes #AllyBRChat to take part in the chat. For a simple way to monitor the conversation, click on over to our TweetChat room


Two lucky winners will each receive a $100 Amazon Gift Card.

How to enter to win

RSVP by leaving a comment below with your Twitter handle and your Twitter URL to enter. You must follow @AllyBank and @Bankrate and participate in the chat to find out if you are a winner! Two winners will be selected at random from the RSVP list. If a chosen winner RSVP’d but did not attend, a different winner will be chosen.

(Note: Winners must be U.S. residents, age 18 or older. Winners are randomly selected and announced at the end of the chat.)

For our official rules, click here.