Based on past experience, we know that the holiday season is a time when identify thieves often strike. To protect yourself and your information:
- Do not give out personal information such as account or social security numbers over the phone or in an email.
- Do not click on links or respond to emails from unknown parties.
- Do not give out personal information over the phone even if someone claims to be from a bank or other organization with which you do business. Hang up and contact your bank or other institution directly to confirm the request is legitimate.
The holidays can be a hectic time of year. By following these simple precautions you can safely protect yourself and your information.
Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season,
Your friends at iGoBanking