Protecting your privacy – You have mortgage papers to complete

Protecting your privacy
Each week we at the business desk will be presenting you with a tip on how
to better protect your privacy and this is our newest feature.

We are constantly striving to protect ourselves from scams and scammers, but
most of all we need to ensure that our privacy, confidentiality, and
independence are kept safe from prying eyes and those who thrive on
destroying our right to these precious commodities.

We welcome your feedback and look forward to bringing you great tips.

The business desk team

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You have mortgage papers to complete
Yes! At the best of times, these papers are extremely tedious for anyone to
complete let alone a vision impaired person.
So many personal details are required and yes! Your date of birth is
required.
Additionally, other personal details such as banking info.
Warning! If your date of birth falls into the wrong hands then just imagine
what the one who stumbles on it can do with it!
They can use your date of birth to help themselves to your personal details
and there goes your privacy and independence.

You could ask your real estate agent to provide you with the necessary
papers in an electronic format so that you could at least read it for
yourself but when it comes to the completion of the necessary forms then
here is where you would most likely need sighted assistance.

The safest thing to do would be for you to ask your real estate agent to
read them to you and if not, you need to find a trusted person; friend or
family member or neighbour.

There are some real estate agents who may be able to provide you with
electronic forms that you can complete but then again you will need to
communicate directly with the one that you are dealing with.

They may be some things that you would both need to find ways to work
around.

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