Kay Bransford and I have been following each others blogs for a long time. We even started an online conversation The Dementia Dialogue, which was short lived, but valuable at the time. I think this blog is worth reading in full, so follow the link if you are interested in your online safety, and what will happen to you or someone you love’s online accounts when someone dies.
These three questions will test your online IQ. Can you correctly answer them?
- Could you change or stop an online bill payment set up by your spouse from your banking portal?
- Do you have the right to access your minor child’s online accounts?
- Can your durable power of attorney provide the individual you have named access to your online accounts?
The answer to all of these questions is “no.” U.S. laws have not kept up with the Internet and the benefits it brings to our lives. Most of us don’t realize what we agreed to when we accepted the “terms and conditions” when signing up for our bank’s online portal, our free email account, Facebook,Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or even LinkedIn. Follow the link in the title to read more.