National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month: Protecting Your Identity This Holiday Season 

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This week we’ll discuss importance of protecting your identity- especially during the holidays.

Topic: National Identity Theft Prevention and Awareness Month: Protecting Your Identity This Holiday Season 

When: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where: Join the live hashtag discussion.

The panel will include 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 HarzogCredit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News; Lawrence D. Sprung: CFP® President of Mitlin Financial, Inc.; 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’ll Discuss:

  1. It’s important to be vigilant about protecting your identity year-round, but why is it especially important during the holiday season? 
  2. What are some ways people can steal your identity?  
  3. What age groups do you think are most targeted by identity thieves? 
  4. How can members of the military protect their identity? 
  5. What are some signs you have been the victim of identity theft? 
  6. What steps can you take to protect yourself from identity theft? 
  7. What should you do if you think you might be a victim of identity theft? 
  8. What’s the difference between a fraud alert and a credit freeze? 
  9. What do you think are the most reported types of identity fraud? 
  10. How can identity theft impact your credit? 
  11. Any final tips to prevent identity theft this holiday season? 

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