As financial advisors, we are continually seeking ways to keep information safe online. As identity theft and fraud are becoming increasingly more common, we all have to be more diligent to protect our identities and assets. A recent experience that impacted one of our clients illustrates a real-world example of identity theft and how we were able to protect our client from the scam
The digital world has transformed professional industries in unique ways that prior to internet access would have been impossible. Doctors can monitor patients remotely, lawyers can offer counsel online, software can complete your taxes for you, and even financial investments and advertisements can be made without any face-to-face contact.
Identity thieves are upping their game. In their relentless pursuit of your personal identifying information (PII) they are constantly evolving in their technology and their techniques to stay one step ahead of you. In past blog posts we have hammered on the steps you need to take to fortify your defenses against identity theft.