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ID theft a concern amid shopping season

By Scott Miller 

BLOOMINGTON — The story never gets old this time of year: Some Grinch wants to steal your Christmas, and in some cases, your life.

As shoppers race to buy gifts before the holidays arrive, they often become more lax with personal information and credit card numbers, said Stan Ommen, president of State Farm Bank and chairman of the Identity Theft Assistance Center, a bloc of financial institutions.

“It’s a time of year when people are busy,” Ommen said, warning people to safeguard their personal information. “With the emphasis that’s placed on (identity theft), financial institutions are doing a better job of protecting consumers … I still encourage people to always monitor their credit statements.” Read more.

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Your Online Security Authority
Bill Wardell

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