It used to be that if you locked your house and your car and kept an eye on your wallet, your assets were safe and secure. The internet has changed everything. In 2019, U.S. consumers lost $1.9 billion to fraud, scams, and identity theft.
LPL Financial and One Financial Services continue to invest in cybersecurity programs for our advisors and clients. Your relationship with your advisor provides a strong layer of security to keep you safe.
You need to know what you can do to keep yourself and your family safe from online criminal activity…
Use secure passwords, they are the keys to your kingdom. Don’t use the same password over and over again, and don’t use one that is easy to guess such as your birth date.
Keep an eye on your social media accounts. Don’t accept connection requests from people you don’t know well. Never share your password, and don’t open videos or attachments on social media unless you are sure of their origin.
Take control of your devices and data. Make sure all your devices are password- protected and use finger or face recognition if your device has that capability. Don’t leave your phone, tablet, or laptop lying around. Keep them in your control.
One of the most important aspects of cybersecurity is ensuring your children are aware of online dangers. We used to warn them to never speak to a stranger on the street or in a car, now millions of strangers can talk to them anonymously. Set up parental controls on all their electronic devices and let them know you will regularly check their online history.
Through LPL Financial, One Financial Services provides 24/7 cyber monitoring, a dedicated cyber staff, cyber insurance, and state-of-the-art technical facilities.
We like to say that our One Financial Services clients are like family, and it is that attitude that motivates your One Financial Services advisor to protect your privacy through our array of secure financial tools.