The financial services industry is seeing a massive increase in fraudsters, scammers and criminals trying to take advantage of investors. Our industry regulations are designed to combat fraud and protect investors. As a reminder, our office is unable to accept instructions via email. All forms of money movement must be provided and confirmed verbally.
If you believe you have fallen victim of a scam, call your local police at their non-emergency number and consider reporting to the FBI’s IC3 Internet Crime Database.
The following are some of the most common scams and crimes that the FBI encounters, as well as tips to help prevent you from being victimized - https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-scams-and-crimes.
Here are several ways to safeguard your information:
You can contact the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the national consumer reporting agencies for more information on fraud alerts, security freezes and other steps you can take to avoid identity theft:
You may obtain a free copy of your credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com, or by calling toll-free 1-877-322-8228, or by mailing an Annual Credit Report Request Form (available at www.annualcreditreport.com) to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA, 30348-5281. You may also purchase a copy of your credit report by contacting one or more of the three national credit reporting agencies listed above.
If you have any questions relevant to this topic or questions regarding your financial planning and investment strategy needs, please feel free to reach out to our office at 302.234.5655 or email@example.com.