As Americans have increasingly turned to digital devices and online shopping during the pandemic, there has been an unfortunate rise in identity theft and fraud as scammers attempt to exploit the situation.
Here are some ideas to help reduce the risk of identity theft:
Take advantage of online access to your financial accounts and watch for fraudulent transactions.
Always keep the software on your phone, computer, smartwatch, and other devices up to date and consider automatic updates.
While nonsensical strings of letters, symbols and numbers can be hard to remember, they will be tougher for criminals to crack.
Remain skeptical of urgent emails that appear to be from a trusted source. Go to the company’s website and log in to your account from there instead of clicking a suspicious link in an email.
The team at Capital Wealth Advisory Group takes your privacy seriously. Visit CapitalWealthCares.com for more information.
Capital Wealth Advisory Group, A private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC
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