As you know, cybersecurity is something we are always working on here at DWM. We wanted to make you aware of the following regarding fraudulent emails that appear to be from Schwab.
What you can do in general:
• Be aware of suspicious phone calls, emails, and texts asking you to send money or disclose personal information. If a “service rep” calls you, hang up and call back using a known phone number.
• Never share sensitive information or conduct business via email, as accounts are often compromised.
• Beware of phishing and malicious links. Urgent-sounding, legitimate-looking emails are intended to tempt you to accidentally disclose personal information or inadvertently install malware.
• Don’t open links or attachments from unknown sources. Enter the web address in your browser.
• Check your email and account statements regularly for suspicious activity.
• Never enter confidential information in public areas. Assume someone is always watching.
At DWM, we recognize that you have worked and continue to work very hard for your money. Our goal, in every facet of providing Total Wealth Management, is to protect and grow your assets. Cyber-safe practices are a key element of risk management. Our first job is to educate our clients and friends about the importance of cybercrime, identity theft and fraud. Charles Schwab & Company, the custodian for our clients’ money, is as dedicated as we are to keep you and your funds safe and help prevent attacks.