Practice Safe Shopping
What does Black Friday protection mean to you? Maybe it’s helmets and elbow pads as you battle your fellow consumers for doorbuster deals. Maybe it’s protecting your space in line.
Maybe it should be taking precautions to prevent identity theft.
The holidays represent peak season for identity thieves – probably because there are more transactions and more opportunities for theft. According to 2017 data compiled by ACI Worldwide, the number of online transactions between Thanksgiving Day and December 31 increased by 19% over 2016, while attempted fraud over the same period increased by 22%.
What day in 2017 were fraud attempt rates the highest? It’s not Black Friday – it’s Thanksgiving Day. Thieves like to get a jump-start on holiday shopping, too.
Reduce your chances of identity theft over the Thanksgiving weekend by following these common-sense methods for practicing “sa…