Sep 14, 2017

What to Do to Protect Your Personal and Financial Information

By United Capital

Your financial information is of high priority and security is important. In September 2017, one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies, Equifax, announced a security breach of 143 million American consumers whose sensitive personal information was exposed in a data breach. The breach lasted from mid-May through July of 2017, according to Equifax.

We take digital security very seriously. We’ve put together actionable steps on what you can do to protect your personal and financial information in the future.

Steps to Protect Your Personal Information

  • Change and strengthen the passwords on your main spending accounts.
  • Watch your main spending accounts carefully (checking and savings, credit cards, etc.) for any unusual activity.
  • Check your credit reports regularly via all credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion).
  • Monitor your accounts closely for charges you don't recognize.
  • Lastly, you may want to consider placing a fraud alert on your files or sign up for identity theft protection.

The United Capital team consistently reviews all of our internal procedures and processes to ensure that we’re doing what’s right for our clients. We’re honored you trust us to help you Live RichlySM.

United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC (“United Capital”), is an affiliate of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and subsidiaries of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a worldwide, full-service investment banking, broker-dealer, asset management and financial services organization. Investing involves risk and clients should carefully consider their own investment objectives and never rely on any single chart, graph or marketing piece to make decisions. The information contained herein is intended for information only, is not a recommendation to buy or sell any securities, and should not be considered investment advice. United Capital does not provide legal, tax or accounting advice. Clients should obtain their own independent legal, tax or accounting advice based on their particular circumstances.

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United Capital Financial Advisers, LLC (“United Capital”), is an affiliate of Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and subsidiaries of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a worldwide, full-service investment banking, broker-dealer, asset management and financial services organization. Investing involves risk and clients should carefully consider their own investment objectives and never rely on any single chart, graph or marketing piece to make decisions.

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