Division officials want consumers to talk to insurers about account safeguards.
“Individuals with annuities, or even life insurance, can contact their companies and ask what is being done to prevent large-scale breaches like those we see in the news,” officials say in a new consumer alert.
Consumers should also ask about ways they can protect themselves against identity thieves, officials say.
A copy of the alert is available here.
Officials at the Nebraska Department of Insurance and the Kansas Insurance Department warned in the fall that they had heard of identity thieves trying to loot annuities owned by consumers in their states.
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