Identity theft a holiday threat
Shoppers need to keep track of property and take care to keep up with any papers such as receipts or electronically-submitted checks that might have sensitive information on them.
Identity thieves also use a number of different tactics to elicit personal information over the phone and Internet. Any one who receives a call or e-mail from someone attempting to get account numbers, passwords, etc. should take extra steps to ensure it is a legitimate request. Personal information should never be given if there is any doubt that everything is on the up-and-up.