Do you know what September 5th is? Besides being International Beard Day (it’s true… Look it up), it is the first Thursday of the month and that means another Identity Theft Twitter Chat.  This month’s topic is online shopping safety.

This very specialized Identity Theft Twitter Chat is just another way that ITRC is really trying to reach mainstream consumers to make them aware of identity theft.  It is our hope that this chat will reach those who may not consider participating in a twitter chat based around identity theft or cybersecurity, but would be interested in the topic of online shopping.

This Identity Theft Twitter Chat will take place at 11:00am PST on September 5th.  The questions that we will be basing the discussion around are:

Q1: How often do you shop online and what do you shop for?

Q2: Do you think about security when you shop online?

Q3: Do your kids shop online? Have you talked about safety with them?

Q4: Have you ever been scammed while shopping online? What happened?

Q5: Do you have any questions about online shopping safety?

Q6: Do you have any tips you can share on protecting yourself while online shopping?

This month’s event should help produce great collaborative thought and perhaps even some unique and novel solutions to shopping online safely. In order to participate, users should follow the hashtag #IDTheftChat . Those who would like to participate can RSVP via online invitation.  Anyone is welcome and we hope that we will see consumers, businesses and organizations alike!

Participants may find it helpful to participate through the #IDTheftChat Twub which can be found at  Anyone who has questions should contact ITRC’s Media Manager at We hope you will join the conversation and bring your friends!

If you found this information helpful, you may want to consider taking part in the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Anyone3 fundraising campaign.  For more information or to donate please visit