Aren’t you the smart one! You’ve been out shopping all day and almost all of your Christmas shopping is done! Amazing!!! I will NEVER be that person. I am always shopping at the last minute. The 24 hour drug store clerks know me by my first name. But I am proud (although a little irritated) that you are finished shopping and can now just sit at home in front of the fire, sipping on hot chocolate with marshmallows and relax. Christmas is done and it isn’t even time for Thanksgiving!
The last time I showed up at the big mall at midnight on Thanksgiving Day, the only items I carried were my telephone with my driver’s license and credit card stored neatly in my pocket. It left my hands free to hold more gifts for my loved one (and a few I slipped in for myself). Shopping, whether in the stores or online is so much easier using your mobile device? Convenient access to your email, social media and bank makes life great.
Unfortunately, as convenient as it is for us to use our mobile devices, it also provides the same easy access for criminals. There are so many ways for a criminal to get your information and we tend to be a little more lax around the holidays (you know, all that “good will toward men” stuff). So I would suggest that you throw away that mobile device and just stay home. However, if that doesn’t work for you, the American Bankers Association recommends that we follow these simple tips to keep our information – and our money – safe.
Finding that ugly sweater for Uncle Jack or the most wanted toy of the year can be a little frustrating when you have been shopping all day, but isn’t it nice to know that at the end of the day you can sit down, put your feet up, have that hot chocolate with marshmallows and not worry about who else is shopping with your information and money? Protect your mobile device today and enjoy the upcoming holidays.