Identity Theft is more than just stealing your wallet! Some things to watch for this holiday

GreenPath Financial Wellness Blog

We are deep into the holiday season, and, while we don’t want to alarm you, it is important to keep aholiday budgetingn eye on your credit cards and updates from your credit card companies, as your holiday shopping continues.

Many people think that identity thieves only are able to steal your credit card numbers and identity, if they pickpocket your wallet or snatch your purse.

But, there are many other ways that identity thieves operate.

Identity thieves are…

  • Dumpster Diving. They rummage through trash looking for bills or other paper with your personal information on it.
  • Skimming. They steal credit/debit card numbers by using a special storage device when processing your card.Black Friday shopping
  • Phishing. They pretend to be financial institutions or companies and send spam or pop-up messages to get you to reveal your personal information.
  • Changing Your Address. They divert your billing statements to another location by completing a change…

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