Your Identity Theft Holiday Checklist

With the business of the holidays pulling us in several different directions at once, it’s all too easy to push thoughts of identity theft to the backburner. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to minimize your risk of having your identity stolen while developing good habits that can carry over all year long.

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Watch Out for What Comes in the Mailbox

With the near-constant news of data breaches, identity theft, and other cybercrimes, it’s easy to forget that “old-fashioned” means of nabbing your identifying information are still a threat. One of the earliest and most effective non-technological tools of the identity theft trade is sitting right at the edge of your driveway.

Identity Theft: Finding Help at the Holidays

For many people, the holidays are a busy time. There are visits with friends and family, school and kids’ activities to attend, work and social events, and more. While much about the season is meaningful and fun, the hustle and bustle of it all also mean we may let our guard down when it comes to protecting our identities and securing our personal identifiable information.

 

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