It is that time of the year when most of us start gearing up for the upcoming holiday season. Planning parties and get-togethers with family and friends? Looking forward to escaping the cold and vacationing at a tropical retreat? No matter what your holidays look like, there will surely be plenty of shopping involved. Did you know that the holiday shopping season sees a huge spurt in cyber crimes and physical thefts? According to a NASDAQ report, during this time, incidents of identity theft peak and fraud rates soar 200% over the average rate.
At Crown Information Management, we are in the business of secure information management, storage and destruction. We take it upon ourselves to protect individuals and businesses from being victims of fraud. Our records management experts constantly remind clients about staying vigilant and adopting secure protocols and practices on both, the professional and personal front.
Whether you decide to mall hop for in-store bargains, or scour online sites for the best deals, know what to look out for.
Fake Deals and Sites: Holiday shopping can often be frantic. Between time and budget constraints, and the need to fulfill most items on your holiday wish list, you may end up browsing multiple sites for comparing prices. However, don’t forget to watch out for fake retailers. If you notice a deal that is too-good-to-be-true, it probably is.
Personal Online Hygiene: Are you practicing good online hygiene techniques and following the basic rules of safe online shopping?
Offline Precautions: While at malls or other public shopping places:
Whether it is holiday season shopping or your day to day transactions, avoid falling prey to fraud and identity theft by storing or destroying all confidential information securely. Consider partnering with a SOC1 Level 2 Report, NAID AAA and PCI Certified company, such as Crown Information Management for protecting physical and digital information. We offer a range of services for records management and storage and document destruction for individuals and businesses.
Looking for secure storage or disposal for your paper or electronic records? Speak with the experts at Crown Information Management. Call us toll-free at 800-979-9545, or contact us online.
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