With all the online hacks and security breaches that have permeated the news recently, it’s no wonder Americans are feeling insecure about the security of their personal information. In fact, according to a recent MasterCard survey completed by Braun Research Inc., 77% of those surveyed were anxious about their financial information and social security numbers being stolen or compromised.
However there was another interesting tidbit “revealed” by this study:
The majority of those surveyed said they would rather see naked pictures of themselves leaked online than their financial information!
Fifty-five per cent of respondents preferred naked photos be exposed rather than their bank accounts. Among millennials, that trend was more pronounced. Nearly two-thirds (62%) of millennials said they’d rather be exposed physically than financially.
Today’s consumers are increasingly aware of the importance to actively maintain security over their personal information. In addition, financial institutions also have a responsibility to protect the personal data they collect from their customers.
Financial service companies are required by law to maintain an Information Security Policy. At Mortgage Wealth Advisors, we take this responsibly seriously. Part of the care and concierge experience we provide to our clientele includes ensuring their privacy and maintaining the security of their personal information.
At Mortgage Wealth Advisors, our clients can rest assured their personal information is secure from compromise. And while none of our clients to date have shared with us their naked photos, should any decide to, these too shall be kept safe from “exposure” (pun very much intended). 🙂
(A copy of our Information Security Policy is available for review by any of our clients upon request.)
Warren Goldberg is President of Mortgage Wealth Advisors, a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist®, and a published author. His interviews include Blog-Talk Radio, Newsday, and the Long Island Herald. Since 1992, he’s been sharing his financial knowledge and wealth-building strategies, including how to properly use your mortgage as a financial tool. His clients regularly express their trust and appreciation by recommending friends and family call when in need of mortgage, real estate, and financial guidance.