The last several years marked double digit cyber invasive events through us and our friends and clients at the start of the year, peaking at tax time. Topping out at a new high last year with 12 invasive events.
This year we’re happy to announce that total threats were low single digits.
However, we did hear of a unique new trick from the tricksters worth noting.
The Social Security Trick
This year through our peer study groups we heard of one of the most clever Cyber tactics in recent memory. This Cyber attack involves signing up for your Social Security, but not being you, and depositing your Social Security into someone else’s account.
Bottom line if you receive ANYTHING from the Social Security thanking you for commencing your services for whatever reason, check into it may be fraudulent …. likely is if you have not had any interaction with the Social Security Administration!
Wish the thieves spent as much time working productive as they do destructively … the world would be a better place…… but we digress!
Have a Great Less Social Security Cyber Attacks Day!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP