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Protect Yourself From Fraud

Phone scams and cyber fraud are a serious threat in today’s world. It is important to us at Beacon Hill that we take the right steps to ensure the security of our client’s sensitive material.

Beacon Hill works with clients to protect such vital personal information and assets. Below are some tips and general knowledge to help you keep your information safe.

  1. Beware of sending sensitive information over email. Beacon Hill will never ask clients for their passwords, account numbers, or other data via email. We will provide a secure link for clients so they can upload any requested documents safely when necessary.
  2. Beacon Hill will always ask for a verbal confirmation from clients for all emailed requests to move money or changes to account information.
  3. If you receive a suspicious call or email, and are concerned, please call our office directly before taking any action. Always ask, “Can I call you right back?”
  4. Always be cautious when sharing information or completing transactions. Criminals target victims who show the least resistance, asking questions can make a big difference.
  5. The Ohio Attorney General[i] provides a list of common scams to look out for:
  • Requests for wire-transfers, prepaid money cards, or gift cards
  • Requests for personal information
  • Pressure to act immediately
  • Requests to keep the interaction secret
  • Guarantees to make money
  • Requests for a large down payment
  • No contract or nothing written into the contract
  • Sending money out of the country

If you suspect that you have received these kinds of wary calls or emails, been exploited, or your information at Beacon Hill has been compromised, contact our office immediately so that we can collaborate with you on which steps to take.

[i] https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Media/Newsletters/Consumer-Advocate/December-2018-%281%29/New-Ohio-Law-Expands-the-Definition-of-Elder-Abuse

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