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Tom Meaglia, ChFC®

Chartered Financial Consultant


Investment Advisor Representative

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Meaglia Financial Consulting

2105 Foothill Blvd., #B140, La Verne, CA 91750

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March/April 2020

Protect Yourself in Cyberspace

Protect Yourself in Cyberspace

Data breaches continue to make news, putting millions of Americans’ financial information at risk. How can you help safeguard your vital financial information if you do business online?

Take Precautions
Most financial institutions will send you alerts about various account activities, including withdrawals over a certain amount and unusual credit card charges. Some may offer this automatically, while most will allow you to opt in to alerts.

When dealing with fnancial accounts online, always make getting to your information as hard as possible for those who would do your financial reputation harm. This means using double verification, including having a code texted to your email or smartphone, and using a password manager to change the password each time you visit.

Don’t forget to check your accounts regularly, monitor your credit rating for suspicious activity (including fraudulent new accounts in your name) and shred any hard copies with identifying financial information that you receive by mail — even new credit card offers.

Stolen Info?
If your credit information is stolen, report it immediately to the police. This is theft. Also report the theft to the affected financial institution and major credit monitoring agencies. You have the right to freeze your account for any reason and it’s free, making this a possible option if you know hackers stole your information. Know, though, that if you seek credit, the credit agencies can’t give your financial information to anyone until you unfreeze your credit information.


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