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Shop Safe On a Black Friday and a Cyber Monday

Shop Safe on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 10 Tips To Protect Yourself While Shopping This Holiday Season 1 23 Avoid untrusted websites Pay attention to warning Monitor Try to do your holiday shopping with websites you Recognize these important signals that a website has proper security and encryption your account statements and credit reports messages from your computer software have used safely in the past or that you know have a reputation for secure shopping https:// The s indicates a secure website The closed padlock icon on your browser means your personal data is encrypted 56 Only give out Install protection software (anti-virus, spyware protection, firewall) and make sure all your software is up to date Avoid phishing attempts Properly dispose of any paper documents that contain personal information necessary information Phishing emails are often disguised as legitimate looking requests for information from a when shopping trusted company 10 Be ready to react if you learn of a potential threat Consider identity theft insurance to protect yourself in case of an identity theft incident Identity Theft Statistics 56% of victims believe their information 87% was stolen from an offline source of people say that they only shop online at websites they know are safe 54% of people say that they have protection 64% of people are familiar with software installed and updated on their computers phishing emails 21% of respondents in 2009 report using an identity monitoring service to stay updated on their identity security status What type How do of data gets stolen? How long before people find out their people find out when identity was stolen? their identity is stolen? 4.6% credit card numbers Personal After 3 Years 8.6% financial proactive action 31.4% information name and address 14% 10.5% date of birth 31% Within 21% 45% Within 47% 1 Month 3 Months 22% 20% 19% Social Security numbers Adverse 25.9% Proactive action action taken Unknown other by a business against them IdentityHawk Stop Fraud Before It Starts." Sources

Shop Safe On a Black Friday and a Cyber Monday

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are some of the biggest shopping days in the United States, with all these transactions it's important to keep your financial information safe. This infographic shows ten...


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