Smart Consumer Series – Holiday Season Means Shopping for You and Identity Thieves too

It’s Shopping Season for Identity Thieves also!

The holidays offer cybercriminals a chance to steal financial account information, Social Security numbers, credit card information and other sensitive data. When shopping online or in public places, please remember a few basic tips that can go a long way to protecting your identity and personal information:

  • Avoid unprotected Wi-Fi.
  • Shop at familiar online retailers
  • Learn to recognize and avoid phishing emails that pose as a “trusted source”
  • Keep a clean machine
  • Use passwords that are strong, long, and unique
  • Use multi-factor authentication
  • Encrypt and password-protect sensitive data

Want to learn more about how to protect your identity during the holidays? Click Here.

Comments


Contact

We're ready to assist you

If you are looking ahead to how you can best invest your money for the future, our advisors would be happy to talk with you.

Contact us today