Protecting your online Social Security identity

There’s little question that for the computer proficient, creating an online Social Security account is a great way to give you access to all of your Social Security information. And for those who have not yet claimed their benefits, online is a much more efficient method than via telephone or visiting the local Social Security office to apply.  However, that same opportunity for online efficiency has created a certain identity theft risk which has unfortunately already been exploited by some cyber-criminals. Especially for those who have reached their full retirement age but have not yet claimed Social Security benefits, having an online account could expose your benefits to nefarious actions unless you are vigilant, as this Investment News article by Mary Beth Franklin explains.  Click here to read more.

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