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    1. Consumers May Have ‘Blind Spot’ When It Comes to Retirement Fraud

      Consumers May Have ‘Blind Spot’ When It Comes to Retirement Fraud

      Consumers tend to worry about “high-touch” products, such as credit cards and bank accounts, more than they worry about long-term savings accounts, such as their workplace retirement plans and IRAs, a new study warns.

      Nearly 80% of American consumers are concerned about financial fraud, according to a LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute study, “Financial Fraud and Retirement Accounts: An Opportunity to Engage, Educate and Build Trust.” And even though a quarter report they have been a victim of financial fraud, the levels of concern vary significantly across the different types of financial products.

      Concern about credit card fraud was found to ...

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    2. What to do if your bank has an outage

      What to do if your bank has an outage

      Many Wells Fargo WFC, -0.89%   customers woke last week to find they couldn’t access their accounts — whether to get cash, pay bills or swipe a debit card for gas.

      The giant’s online banking and mobile apps experienced apparently widespread outages, and its automated systems and customer service representatives were unable to access detailed account information, according to an automated phone response.

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    3. What RIAs should learn from BlackRock's data leak

      Wealth management companies are collecting more data about clients than ever before, intending to transform how advisors serve clients.

      But in the wake of the BlackRock’s massive data leak, questions arise about how well financial services firms are securing sensitive data. With the responsibility of securing client data resting on RIAs, navigating a complex world of increasingly complicated partnerships between firms can be tricky for advisors as breaches come with crippling consequences.

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    4. In Estonia, marriage and divorce are among the very few official tasks that can’t be done online

      In Estonia, marriage and divorce are among the very few official tasks that can’t be done online

      TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime-green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on a laptop.

      “Now we will register our child,” Andrejs Lunde says with gravity as he inserts his ID card into the card reader. His wife, Olga, looks on proudly.

      And just like that, Oskar is Estonia’s newest citizen. No paper. No fuss.

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    5. This personal server lets you keep your emails entirely in your control

      This personal server lets you keep your emails entirely in your control

      If an email service is free, then your data is what’s being sold. The new Helm server makes sure only you have access to your emails.

      A few years ago, two software engineers took a look at the state of privacy online. Edward Snowden had recently revealed that the NSA was reading the emails of American citizens. A small group of companies controlled the majority of the internet, as they do now, by offering free services as they gathered data about the people using them.

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    6. How a Cyber Attack Could Cause the Next Financial Crisis

      How a Cyber Attack Could Cause the Next Financial Crisis

      Ever since the forced bankruptcy of the investment bank Lehman Brothers triggered the financial crisis 10 years ago, regulators, risk managers, and central bankers around the globe have focused on shoring up banks’ ability to withstand financial shocks. But the next crisis might not come from a financial shock at all. The more likely culprit: a cyber attack that causes disruptions to financial services capabilities, especially payments systems, around the world.

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    7. Seniors again warned about Social Security and Medicare schemes

      Seniors again warned about Social Security and Medicare schemes
      By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs
      August 24, 2018

      There's been a lot of discussion of fake news on social media lately, but the Social Security Administration (SSA) says some of the most dangerous false information is in the form of misleading advertisements aimed at seniors.

      The agency has once again issued a warning to Social Security recipients to be on guard against scammers who present themselves as credible businesses, but are really only marketing worthless or redundant services.

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