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As you have most likely heard, late last week, Equifax – one of the ‘Big Three’ credit bureaus in the United States – admitted that its own lax security practices had allowed hackers to steal the personal identities of 143 million U.S. citizens. Data potentially accessed by hackers from mid-May to July include names, Social Security numbers, credit card numbers and personal documents.

How bad is this breach? Look to your left or right. See that person setting next to you? It’s likely that one of the two of you have had your id stolen in this hack. To compound the issue, Equifax didn’t notify the public for more than a month after it detected the breach. In response, Equifax is offering a year of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance that you can sign up for at equifaxsecurity2017.com.

To protect yourself, one option is to set up a fraud alert, which is free, by calling one of the three credit bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion...

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from your Trust Company of America marketing team!

Wishing you a successful year in 2013

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Five Often Missed Elements on Financial Advisor Websites

While the majority of advisors have a website,  there are some common elements that many tend to overlook. Although these elements may not seem very impactful, they contribute to making your site look tailored, comprehensive, and easy to use. As you read, start a mental checklist to...

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4 Brilliant Holiday Ideas for Financial Advisor Clients

Originally posted by Financial Social Media.

By: Amy McIlwain

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are just around...

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3 Easy Steps to Managing Forms

Sometimes it’s the little things that can cause the biggest headaches. The process of updating, maintaining, and tracking forms can be a major pain without an effective process in place. If your form process is currently ad-hoc, or worse, non-existent, consider putting a process in place to...

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