Protecting Your Identity during the Holiday Season

by Jennifer Hunter, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Family Finance Extension Specialist

The holiday season is in full swing! This can be one of the busiest times of year as we juggle office and school holiday parties, gift purchasing, and family celebrations. This is also the biggest shopping season of the year, making holiday shopping hot-spots, including brick and mortar stores and online retailers, primary targets for identity thieves. 

Here are six simple steps that you can take to help protect yourself this holiday season (and year-round):

Safeguarding your identity is important year-round. The strategies to protect your identity are easy and quick to introduce into your shopping routine.