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Protecting Your Social Security Number

Another thing that I do is I will send your loan disclosures out and the file will be password protected. We usually send it out as a PDF file and that may sound like a minor point, and it is, but attention to detail is important and securely password protecting your set of loan disclosures, which includes your Social Security number on a number of documents and sensitive personal information like your income, your assets and your liabilities, that, to me, should be password protected. I think you would be surprised how many people are shooting documents around the internet, both to you or to a lender or to a credit bureau, not secure, not password protected. That is something that we aim to do with all of our communication to third parties as well as to our clients.