For instance, Cyber criminals may attempt to obtain access to
personal account information through the compromise of a
victim’s own computer or the use of compromised,
unsecured computers or unsecured networks in public places.
Here are some important steps you can take to safeguard your
personal information and protect your privacy and your
Your Online Security
- Review financial
statements for unauthorized activity promptly after they
arrive and contact the appropriate financial institutions
if you find any discrepancies.
- Review your credit
report at least once per year. You are legally entitled to
one free credit file disclosure every 12 months. Visit
individual credit bureau Web sites or access yours at
or call toll free 877- FACTACT (877-322-8228).
- When disposing of
documents containing personal information, take precautions
to ensure that they are thoroughly destroyed.
- Check your online
accounts for unauthorized transactions at regular
intervals. If you suspect fraudulent activity in any
account, immediately call a representative of that
- Choose a personal
identification number or password that is difficult to
guess, keep it confidential and change it
Every Effort to Secure Your Computer
Install a well-known,
full-featured security package on all your computers. This
package should have the following features at a
Keep the software
up-to-date by regularly downloading security updates and
Your Contact Information Current
Make it easy for your financial
institutions to reach you by keeping your contact information
current. This includes:
- All your current
telephone numbers (e.g., home, work, mobile).
- All your current e-mail
addresses (e.g., home, work, PDA).
Your Risks Online
- Secure your home
- Do not use public
computers or networks that are unsecured or appear
- Protect your passwords
and IDs from being easily found or guessed.
- Do not open an e-mail
from a sender that you do not recognize. Use caution when
opening any attachments to
e-mails from unrecognized sources.
- Do not provide personal
or financial information in response to an e-mail request.
If you think the e-mail could be legitimate, then call the
Customer Support number displayed on the official website;
do not click through links in
- Do not enter personal
information into a form within an e-mail message or a
- Immediately report any
unusual activity regarding your Siebert accounts to us at
800-872-0444. Contact other financial institutions if you
see unusual activity in those accounts.
We encourage you to learn all
you can about online security and utilize every possible
measure to secure your personal data. Here are some links you
may utilize in that regard:
Protect Your Identity From
Major Credit Reporting
Secure Your Home
Minimize Your Risks