JACKSON – Our office published an awareness advisory on our website to help investors better understand the potential threats to their online financial accounts and how to protect themselves from cybercriminals.
As financial technology has evolved, it has given consumers the ability to shop, save, and invest online using their phones, tablets, and computers. These modern financial conveniences, however, come with risks. Scammers always look for new ways to get into a consumer’s pocketbook, electronically or otherwise.
Investors should be cautious in the way they use the conveniences offered by new and evolving financial technology, especially as they’ve become more widely used during the COVID-19 pandemic. A bit of caution can keep a safe virtual distance between scammers and your money.
The advisory provides an overview of some of the common threats to online accounts and discusses steps investors can take to better protect themselves and their financial information.
Click here to view the advisory.
Before making any financial decisions, please be sure ask questions and do your homework. For questions or additional information, please email or call our Securities Division at 601-359-1334.