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Coronavirus and Fraud

Be aware that opportunistic criminals are using the coronavirus pandemic to steal people’s money and identities. Here are some of the strategies you should be aware of: ƒ  Outbreak maps. Don’t click on any link that purports to show a … Continue reading

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 I know these are very tough times, with the markets down and towns going into quarantine mode. Here are a few tips from Jen Goldman of Jen Goldman Consulting, most which you all know.     TIPS:     1. make sure everyone knows … Continue reading

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New Hacking Incident – be VERY Aware

A client recently sent me an email asking about a blank form he received in the mail. It was a MA-W Notice of Withdrawal form (it is a form for withdrawing registration as a municipal advisor).  It was sent without … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity Training Options

Cybersecurity is once again on the SEC’s OCIE exam priorities list.  There are many things that a firm can do to counter the concerns of Cybersecurity.  One of the most difficult items to counter is an employee and their inadvertent … Continue reading

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Cybersecurity Checklist

At the NASAA (North American Securities Administrators Association) annual meeting last month, the group was presented with a tool for state-registered advisers to help them assess their cybersecurity preparedness. The NASAA Cybersecurity Checklist for Investment Advisers includes 89 assessment areas … Continue reading

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Be Aware When Wiring Funds for a Client’s Escrow

It has come to my attention that wiring funds to close an escrow for a client could end up with funds going to a hacker. My understanding is that most escrow companies will give the wiring instructions to the client … Continue reading

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Microsoft Office Vulnerability Fix

From True North Networks WARNING – There is currently an aggressive attack campaign underway against a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which can be used to quietly install different kinds of malware — even on fully-patched computers. The bug … Continue reading

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