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6 Steps Realtors Can Take to Protect Their Clients from Identity Theft


With all the paperwork that changes hands between realtors and their clients, real estate offices are an attractive target for identity thieves. In a recent article for Inman News, identity theft expert Robert Siciliano, gives real estate agents a refresher course in best practices they should be following to help protect their clients’ confidential information. One seemingly obvious practice on the list is the importance of shredding all documents that include client information. While this may be standard in all real estate offices, Siciliano points out that realtors who have recycle bins in their offices need to be vigilant to ensure they are not inadvertently recycling documents that should be shredded.

Read the full article to see if you are doing everything you can to protect your clients’ financial security.

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