Wire Fraud continues to be a pervasive problem throughout our industry. We have made available wire fraud notices (either in existing forms or standalone notices) for you to caution customers about the risks and steps to reduce the potential for loss. An important update has recently been made to the Legal Assistance Program. Matters that arise from data breaches made while affiliated agents are using a personal third-party email account, such as Yahoo or Gmail, to conduct your business activities as described in the Independent Contractor Agreement, are not Program Claims under the Legal Assistance Program.
Affiliated agents are encouraged to exclusively utilize the company provided email account/services. While no system is foolproof, we strive every day to implement various measures and programs that safeguard your and your customers communications and data. It is just one more way you can provide value, protect your interests and the interests of your customers, protect transactions, and preserve important relationships.