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Cybersecurity

Tips for Preventing Fraud

Cybercrime and fraud are serious threats and constant vigilance is key. While our firm plays an important role in protecting your assets, you can also take action to protect yourself and help secure your information. Cyber criminals exploit our increasing reliance on technology. Methods used to compromise a victim’s identity or login credentials – such […]

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Key 6: Safeguard Financial Accounts

Review all your credit card and financial statements as soon as they arrive or become available online. If any transaction looks suspicious, immediately contact the financial institution where the account is held. Never send account information or personally identifiable information over email, chat, or any other unsecure channel. Be suspicious of any unsolicited email requesting […]

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Key 5: Protect Email Accounts

Delete any emails that include detailed financial information beyond the time it’s needed. In addition, continuously assess whether you even need to store any personal and financial information in an email account. Use secure data storage programs–such as cloud storage and/or online vaults–to archive critical data and documents. Review unsolicited emails carefully. Never click links […]

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Key 4: Protect Information on Social Networks

Limit the amount of personal information you post on social networking sites. Never post your Social Security number (even the last four digits). Consider keeping your birth date, home address, and home phone number confidential. Consider whether you want to post information about births, children’s birthdays, or the loss of loved ones. Sharing too much […]

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Key 3: Surf the Web Safely

Do not connect to the Internet via unsecured or unknown wireless networks, such as those in public locations like hotels or cybercafes. These networks may lack virus protection and are highly susceptible to attacks, so should never be used to access confidential personal data.   As cyber fraud continues to evolve, it is more critical […]

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Cybersecurity Best Practices