Despite the prevalence of technology in our daily lives, I’m often in awe of how sophisticated it has become. We can unlock our phones with our faces, search the web with our voices and, someday soon, let our cars drive us to work. Unfortunately, as technologies advance, so do the tactics cybercriminals use to steal our most sensitive information.
Take phishing scams. These alarmingly effective ploys use legitimate-looking emails to trick you into sharing passwords and other personal details (see Don’t Get Hooked by Phishing Scams). Entrusted with over $3 trillion in client assets, Schwab goes to great lengths to counter such tactics, utilizing not just secure messaging portals but also state-of-the-art fingerprint and voice-recognition technology. You can find a detailed description of our robust digital security practices, as well as ways you can make your own information more secure, at schwab.com/schwabsafe.
Our commitment to your security underscores why we were the first in the industry to offer a comprehensive Security Guarantee. It means that we will cover 100% of any losses in your Schwab account due to unauthorized activity. Just call us at 888-3-SCHWAB if you ever notice anything suspicious, and we’ll look into the matter and help you take measures to protect yourself from further loss. Learn more at schwab.com/securityguarantee.
We work hard to keep your data and money safe. Through our innovations in technology and by backing up our promises with not only a Security Guarantee but also a Satisfaction Guarantee, we are working hard to continue to earn the trust you’ve placed in us.
President & CEO