How Can You Protect Yourself from Identity Theft and Data Breaches?

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Data breaches are a constant concern in our modern society. As the latest in a long string of data breaches, Equifax recently announced they were the target of a cyberattack in which the sensitive information of nearly half of all Americans was compromised. You can follow this link to see if you’re one of the 143 million potentially impacted. In addition, our Director of Financial Planning, Rob Cordeau, has put together a helpful piece on how you can prevent identity theft, what options you have for monitoring your credit, and what to do if you discover you’re a victim. While this was inspired by the Equifax breach, these are smart living tips for everyone to live by in this digital age. In the past, it seemed the biggest threat to our personal information was our own ignorance. Maybe we fell for a scam and gave out personal data or failed to use a strong password – or worse – we used the same, weak password for everything. Lately, however, the most likely cause of your personal information finding its way into a hacker’s grubby little hands seems to be not your own mistakes, but the corporate blunders of previously trusted companies. […]

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