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6 Consumer Tips to Protect Your Identity During the Holidays

6 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY Dwring the Holidays 2013 Practice safe shopping in stores Take stock of what you carry so you will know if anything is missing TIP# 1 Safer to carry credit cards than cash and checks • Don't leave your purse/wallet in your vehicle TIP# TIP# Practice safe Think before shopping online mailing holiday cards • Never use public computers or unsecure wifi for financial transactions • Beware of disreputable e-card websites that install malware • Use security software to protect your computer/ tablet/phone • If sending a check, use a dark pigmented ink to avoid "washing"! Only visit reputable retail sites • Check statements for unauthorized charges • Never leave mail with sensitive information in an unlocked mailbox Protect yourself and your guests at home for the holidays TIP# • Secure any documentation in your home that may contain sensitive information Assign a safe area for guests to leave their personal items? ! %24 TIP# TIP# 5 Protect personal information while traveling Do not announce travel plans on social media websites • Never leave sensitive information in your hotel Do not tell everyone when you will be away from home or post photos that reveal you are away. room or car • Beware of pretexting, or social engineering calls while staying at the hotel. 1 Washing is a process a thief uses to take away the ink on your check so it can be rewritten to them, with a higher dollar amount 2 Make sure only one person is allowed to collect or retrieve these items Brought to you by LegalShield

6 Consumer Tips to Protect Your Identity During the Holidays

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