The holiday season is a time to celebrate with loved ones, finish checking off your gift list, or going on vacation. Unfortunately, the holidays are also a popular time for cyber hackers to access your personal information. There is also an uptick in phishing scams, identity theft, and a loss of privacy.
But First, Why Are the Holidays a Dangerous Time Regarding Your Personal Information?
When you think about the holiday season, you probably don’t think about your identity being stolen or unauthorized charges in your account. But cyber safety is more important than ever during the last two months of the year. Scams increase around the holidays because our behavior changes in predictable ways. We spend more money, visit more stores, shop online and travel to be with our loved ones. While you’re probably checking in on your accounts to make sure you stay on budget, it’s essential to protect your personal data in the process.
In 2018, The Federal Trade Commission received more than 2.5 million reports from victim of identity theft. There are a few proactive steps you can take to stay ahead of anyone who wants to target your personal information. You need a solid plan about how to protect your personal data during the holidays. Video: Traveling For The Holidays?
This document shows some ways to protect your personal data so you can focus on spending time with your loved ones.
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