‘Tis the (Identity Theft) Season – Watch Out!
Riding shotgun alongside the huge increase in shopping (both online and in stores), the crazy schedules many keep, and the increased communication between friends and family is one major hassle that no one deserves – to have your identity stolen. The identity thieves are keenly aware of how our behavior changes, when our guard is down, and when to strike. They prey on our good mood, our giving nature, and the massive avalanche of commerce and communication taking place that no one seems to be able to manage. A great article from Identity Guard highlights the methods used by thieves, some ways to avoid these Grinches, and offers some scary statistics. In just the much sung about twelve days before Christmas, nearly a quarter million Americans will suffer from identity theft.