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Help Your Company and Customers #BeCyberSmart

Fall is in the air and stores are packed to the gourd with everything pumpkin flavored. We can debate the allure of cinnamon and spice, but one thing that can’t be denied is the importance of having good cybersecurity hygiene.

With October being Cybersecurity Awareness Month, now is a great time remind staff and customers the importance of being safe and secure online, especially when purchasing a home or refinancing.

During the month, ALTA will promote tools and resources that can be used internally or to educate customers. Here’s a look at what ALTA will promote on social media channels this month. ALTA encourages you to share as well.

Week 1 (Oct. 4)

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we want to take this opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and help ensure consumers have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online, especially when purchasing a home or refinancing. Share this video and help your customers protect their money from wire transfer fraud schemes. #BeCyberSmart

Week 2 (Oct. 11)

When buying a home, consumers must be on alert for email or phone scams that will try to steal their money. Criminals can pose as the real estate agent, settlement agent or other trusted professional and provide false instructions for wiring mortgage closing funds. ALTA provides several resources your company can use to combat wire fraud. Check out everything ALTA offers, which includes an outgoing wire preparation checklist, a rapid response plan for wire fraud incidents, tips videos and much more. https://www.alta.org/business-tools/information-security.cfm #BeCyberSmart 

Alta-wire-fraud-infographicWeek 3 (Oct. 18)

Phishing is when someone uses fake emails or texts to get you to share valuable personal information. These schemes often lead to wire transfer fraud. Share this infographic with your customers to remind them the steps they should take to avoid becoming a victim of wire fraud. #BeCyberSmart #PhightthePhish








Week 4 (Oct. 25)

To combat the risk of wire transfer fraud, ALTA professionals work with homebuyers from day one and educate them about the closing process. They inform clients on what to look out for when communicating by email and what steps to take if they suspect they are being scammers. What does your company do to help protect your customers’ money? #BeCyberSmart


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