February 23, 2018
In 2016, $16 billion was stolen from 15.4 million US consumers through identity fraud, and the numbers are set to be even higher for 2017.1 Here are some easy ways you can limit the spread and accessibility of your payment information in your Plexus® business.
Change that password
Here’s an easy one! Keep your passwords unique and private. This goes for your Plexus account, too. If someone has access to your Virtual Office, think of all the private team information they’d be able to see. Change that password if you suspect that someone else may have access to your account.
Worried about forgetting your password? You don’t have to be; the login page on the Plexus website includes a link where you can reset your password. Want some human help? A quick call to our customer care team at 480-998-3490 will get you super quick assistance during open hours.
Secure that credit card
We caution our Ambassadors against letting other people add their credit cards on their own accounts, even as a secondary card. Even though the payment information is securely stored in the Plexus system, you are still giving someone access to your credit card. We’d hate for an act of generosity to become an unexpected charge on a monthly statement later. Also, it is a compliance issue to have someone else’s information on your account.
Protect that account
Limiting your credit card to your own account and keeping it updated are good habits to have, but what about the rest of your account? Our customer care team actually verifies your personal information with you when you call about your account to help keep your account private. While you’re cleaning up your credit card information, it’s a good time to make sure your contact info is accurate, too. It would be a real bummer to get locked out of your account because you forgot which outdated email you originally used to sign up.
Lock up that 1099
Ambassadors who earned over $600 commissions last year should have received their 1099 miscellaneous forms by now, and we’ve got a helpful article all about it at https://plexusscoop.com/2018/02/08/plexus-way-friendly-tax-season-reminder/ ! We know how exciting it can be to be rewarded for being passionate about sharing amazing Plexus products, but when it comes to your tax documents, you can never be too careful.¤
Keep your 1099, as well as any other tax documents containing confidential information, away from social media (even private messages). Not only is it a risk for your personal information, but it can also be misleading to someone who is thinking about joining the Plexus business to suggest that they can reasonably expect the same amount of success. To stay safe and compliant, you can share the most recent Plexus Income Disclosure, found at https://d2xz00m0afizja.cloudfront.net/cdn/083117-2016-income-disclosure-statement.pdf.
With these tips, we hope you find it a little easier to keep your information secure. Here’s to a safe and successful 2018!
¤Plexus makes no guarantees on income, as such representations may be misleading. Your success depends on your effort, commitment, skill and leadership abilities, and how effectively you exercise those qualities. Please see the Plexus Annual Income Disclosure Statement.
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