7th Day: It’s a Wonderful Life—Let’s Keep it That Way

Holiday Security Tips: On the seventh day of Christmas, the experts gave to me, 7 fraud alerts

George Bailey had his identity taken away to learn a valuable lesson.  His guardian angel was able to reinstate it at the end of the movie, but if your identity is stolen, you may not be so lucky. Sometimes there is no possible way to prevent identity theft. The reality of living in the information economy is that your identity will occasionally be compromised. But don’t worry – if you catch fraud quickly, you won’t lose much.

Solution: Use Automated Account Alerts to Catch Fraud Quickly

Catch holiday identity theft quickly by actively monitoring your checking, debit and credit card accounts.

The key is to catch and resolve fraud within 30 days, before it becomes a headache.

By monitoring your financial statements, you will catch credit card and check theft immediately. To monitor accounts quickly and conveniently, sign up for automatic account alerts when any transaction occurs on your account. If you spend $1 at a store, you receive an email or text notifying you of the purchase. If you receive an email for an amount you didn’t spend – bingo – you’re probably a victim of fraud. Visit your bank and credit card providers online to set up account alerts.

If your guardian angel is in no hurry to win his wings, you may have to rely on yourself for a while. On the eighth day of Christmas…

John Sileo helps businesses defend against data exposure by speaking at conferences looking for highly relevant content delivered with humorous audience interaction. See video clips of John on stage and in the media.

 

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