Three Strategic Mid-Year Tax Tips
There's been an increase in phishing attempts initiated via text message. In this form of the scam, known as smishing, individuals receive fraudulent text messages that appear to be from a legitimate source, such as Schwab or another financial provider. The fraudulent texts often include a seemingly urgent message, prompting recipients to log in to a spoofed website, thus granting criminals access to their account credentials. Clients should immediately change their passwords if they suspect they have inadvertently clicked on a fraudulent hyperlink and supplied any credentials.
- Do NOT to click links or provide any personal information to a sender that looks unusual.
- If you have received a fraudulent text and NOT acted on the text, you can then safely ignore and delete it.
- If you have clicked on the hyperlink and supplied any credentials, we strongly encourage you to immediately change your login and password for your financial provider and email accounts.
- We encourage you to navigate directly to a financial provider’s website or use an authorized mobile app, when accessing your accounts.
- Confirm you are accessing a secure website. Secure websites begin with “https,” not “http” and are denoted with a padlock icon in the address bar.
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