Protecting your assets against fraud and ID theft
Abstract: Wealth preservation typically focuses on protecting assets against creditors’ claims and lawsuits, but it’s also important to protect wealth from erosion by fraud and identity theft. There’s a common misconception that fraud victims usually are unsophisticated, but there’s no shortage of sophisticated investors who’ve been seduced by the promise of generous returns. And, according to the Federal Trade Commission, 10 million people fall victim to ID theft every year. This article offers safeguards against fraud and ID theft.