Hacked Email Accounts Could Lead to Unauthorized Online Trades

Recently, the New Brunswick Securities Commission released an alert to investors in the United States and Canada regarding hacked email accounts and potential investment fraud. Apparently, hackers are gaining access to investors’ email accounts and are able to then obtain investors’ personal investment account information. Officials say that hackers have been using this information to make unauthorized online trades on investors’ accounts.
What are the Signs of Potential Email and Online Investment Account Hacking?
The New Brunswick Securities Commission cautions investors to be on the lookout for multiple emails from people you do not know, reports from friends and families that they are receiving spam email from your address, and any suspicious activity or unauthorized trades through your online investment accounts.
What Can I Do if My Investment Account is Hacked?
If you believe your email account or online investment account has been accessed, you should:

  • Change usernames, passwords, and PINs for your online accounts, including your email account, online investment account, and bank.
  • Ask your investment firm to investigate any unauthorized activity.
  • Contact the investment firm, your bank, your credit card company, etc. to let them know that your information may have been stolen by hackers.

The investment fraud attorneys with Meyer Wilson represent investors who have suffered losses due to securities fraud, stock scams, Ponzi schemes, stockbroker misconduct, and other forms of financial fraud. We are happy to represent investors nationwide in stockbroker mediation, arbitration, and litigation after fraud has led to investment losses.

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