Identity Theft Protection
Identity theft is not a topic I usually consider. Not until today, at least, when I was informed by one of the financial institutions I use that an account of mine had been hacked and some nefarious bad guy made off with thousands. After spending 90 minutes on the phone with the company fraud investigator, a file has been opened, an investigation launched and “maybe”I won’t be held liable for the misappropriated funds. Maybe?!
Fraud is everywhere. I deal with it in my practice and now, in my personal life as well. We must do what we can to combat it. Change your passwords regularly on all business and personal accounts. Make sure your “IT” person has surrounded your system with an adequate firewall. Don’t record your usernames or passwords on any electronic device, including your smart phone.