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Welcome to the J.P. Morgan Securities Cybersecurity and Fraud Prevention Center

How fraud happens

Understand how to avoid it

Be alert
Fraud can be perpetuated in many ways. While fraudsters still frequently use traditional methods, such as social engineering and physical theft, they also leverage technology to steal your information. They may use some of the following methods to compromise your data, accounts or devices:

  • Email compromise/hacking
  • Wire and ACH fraud
  • Online banking fraud
  • Remote access

Understand the potential risks
A fraudster can collect and use your personal information without your knowledge to:

  • Open a bank account or apply for credit using your name, date of birth and other personal identification numbers
  • Initiate money movement transfers from accounts
  • Hold your information or other sensitive data for ransom
  • Enroll in wireless service or other utilities in your name
  • Forge existing or print counterfeit checks or debit cards
  • File a fake tax return and steal your refund

General fraud prevention tips

  • Be mindful of the information you share with others, even in the normal course of doing business
  • Do not use personally identifying information as your username or password
  • Create strong and complex passwords on all devices and online accounts, never share them, change them frequently, and consider using a password management tool
  • Remain vigilant for suspicious activity online and in your physical surroundings
  • Carry only what you need. The less personal information you have with you, the better off you will be if your purse or wallet is stolen
  • Keep financial documents and records in a secure place, and destroy sensitive documents you no longer need

Learn more: Protecting Against & Recovering from Identity Theft

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