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Cybersecurity: What You Should Know

October 02, 2017
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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and what a great time to revisit such an important subject. Last month’s data security breach at Equifax has put millions of Americans at risk for credit fraud, and I wanted to remind you of a few principles when it comes to detecting threats to your identity and credit:

  • Verify any and all requests for personal data online, regardless of the requestor.
  • Monitor all accounts regularly to look for charges you didn’t make.
  • Use the web addresses you know instead of clicking an email link.
  • Limit the times your payment cards are scanned out of sight.
  • Logout when done on secure sites.

I highly suggest putting a Fraud Alert in place with one of the major credit companies, like Transunion or Experian, so you can play defense against this very real threat to our financial security. I also suggest going paperless whenever possible, so you can cut down on your paper trail & further limit your exposure to identity theft.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!