Shop Safe on Black Friday & Cyber Monday: 10 Tips to Protect Yourself While Shopping this Holiday Season [Infographic]

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Ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping deals?

The holiday shopping season is a busy time of year for all -- from those looking for the best deals to those simply eager to find the perfect gift and complete their lists. Unfortunately, this includes identity thieves, who oftentimes target Black Friday and Cyber Monday enthusiasts alike.

On the bright side, there are a variety of ways savvy shoppers can protect their identities along the way.

This infographic highlights 10 specific tips to keep in mind whether you are navigating through the crowds of shoppers in-stores or clicking away from the comfort of your home.

In addition to the 10 tips, the infographic provides some important identity theft statistics that shed light on how protected consumers actually are:

  • 56% of people say that they only shop online at websites they know are safe
  • 64% of people say that they have protection software installed and updated on their computers
  • 54% of people are familiar with phishing emails
  • And only 21% of respondents (2009) report using an identity monitoring service to stay updated on their identity security status

Check out the infographic and shop safe this season!

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