As the holidays draw near, many consumers turn to the internet to shop for goods and services. Although online shopping can offer convenience and save time, shoppers should be cautious online and protect personal information against identity theft. Identity thieves steal personal information, such as a credit card, and run up bills in the victim’s name.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages consumers to review the following tips to help reduce the risk of falling prey to identity theft:

If you believe you are a victim of identity theft, visit the FTC’s identity theft website to file a report and create a personal recovery plan.

 

Source: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2018/11/29/Protecting-Against-Identity-Theft

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