As millions of Americans prepare to spend some serious money this holiday season security experts warn you to be prepared for identity theft.
Those experts say because people are typically looking to spend this time of year, hackers and scammers tend to step up their attacks.
Many of Tuesday’s threats are coming from online, particularly with online phishing scams.
Things, like freezing your credit, frequently checking your online bank account, and running a credit report at the end of the year, can help you stay on top of any suspicious activity.
People should also check ATMs or credit card machines for card skimmers, and even be careful about what documents you throw away.