The Christmas season is fast approaching -I can already hear the ding of the cash registers and the obnoxious honk-honk of the card readers. Protecting yourself should be in the back of everyone’s mind all year long. Identity theft, compromised credit and bank cards, fraud, scams and data breaches have unfortunately become a way of life in the digital age.
The library has free information on how to protect yourself and what to do if you fall victim to these crimes. We recently received materials from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on the following topics:
Identity Theft – A Recovery Plan
Living Life Online – A Teen’s Guide to Life Online
Child ID Theft – What to Know, What to Do
Data Breaches – What to Know, What to Do
“You’ve Won” Scams
Tech Support Scams
IRS Imposter Scams
Online Dating Scams
The best defense is a good offense!
Protect yourself and have a plan.