In light of recent investment fraud cases, including that of Bernard Madoff, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has initiated an independent confirmation of account balances directly with various persons, including clients. This confirmation is an extension of their examination of securities firms and investment advisers that are registered with the SEC.
The SEC has emphasized that their client inquiries should in no way be construed, in and of itself, as an indication of any problem or irregularity by the firm being inspected. Information contained on the SEC's Web site (link, below) further describes this new independent confirmation of account balances with investors.
Should you have any further questions or concerns, please contact your Lincoln Investment financial advisor.