Cybersecurity tips to increase account security | American Funds

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OCTOBER 1, 2018

Cybersecurity Month — Tips to increase your account security


Online fraud is becoming more sophisticated. We’ve updated our site for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month to give you better information and security tips. We recommend you review the new page to make it easier to protect yourself now and get help if you suspect your information has been compromised.

One of our best tips to immediately increase your account security is to log in to your account today. You’ll be able to quickly:

  • Strengthen your password
  • Ensure your contact information is current
  • Activate account alerts that will keep you informed

You’ll also learn what we do to help protect your account, as well as other fraud basics.

Follow the tips above to increase your account security today.


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Investors should carefully consider investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses. This and other important information is contained in the fund prospectuses and summary prospectuses, which can be obtained from a financial professional and should be read carefully before investing.