Identity Theft Awareness Month: Tips for Protecting Your Identity This Holiday Season

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Scams can steal the joy from any holiday season. Tune into this week’s #CreditChat for tips to help you avoid becoming the next victim!

Topic: Identity Theft Awareness Month: Tips for Protecting Your Identity This Holiday Season

When: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Join the live hashtag discussion

The panel will include the Identity Theft Resource Center; Robert Siciliano: Identity Theft Expert, Professional Speaker, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Board of Directors and Co-Founder of Protect Now LLC, Leslie H. Tayne, Esq: Founder and Managing Director of Tayne Law Group, P.C. (f/k/a The Law Offices of Leslie H. Tayne, P.C.); Beverly Harzog: Credit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions we will discuss:

  1. What new trends are we seeing in identity theft?
  2. How can identity theft ruin your holidays?
  3. What steps can you take to protect yourself from identity theft and credit fraud during the holiday season?
  4. What information should you be cautious about sharing on social media this holiday season?
  5. How can checking your credit report frequently help you protect yourself in the event of identity theft or credit fraud?
  6. How can Experian help those who feel their information may have been compromised?
  7. What steps should you take if you find out you’ve been the victim of fraud or identity theft?
  8. What are some fun gifts and gadgets you can give someone that can protect their information this holiday season?
  9. What identity theft scams should you be aware of you are online dating during the holidays?
  10. Any final tips for avoiding identity theft this holiday season?

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