Before you hit the mall, clean out your wallet of unnecessary receipts, ATM cards, and credit cards

With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, it’s important to be ready to protect yourself and your identity from scammers and fraudsters waiting to pounce — whether in crowded malls or the online marketplace. The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), in fact, reports increased activity in its call center during the first three months of the year, likely a result of identity theft issues that originated during the busy holiday shopping season.

Here are tips to keep yourself safer….



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