KY ATTORNEY GENERAL URGES CONSUMERS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM IDENTITY THEFT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON PDF Print
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 05:08

According to KY Attorney General Jack Conway, If you choose to make a charitable donation this holiday season only donate to charities you know and trust and when possible made donations by check or credit card, rather than cash.

Conway’s Office of Consumer Protection is also encouraging consumers to be alert when making purchases over the Internet. Many scammers use a technique called phishing to gain access to someone’s secure information, and seasonal phishing scams often come disguised as requests for charitable contributions, electronic greeting cards, online shopping advertisements or credit card applications. This is often done through emails that may contain links to websites infected with malware, enabling a scammer to locate user names, passwords, Social Security numbers and other personal data.

 

When shopping online, only do business with companies you know and trust.  Use websites that start with ‘https’, the ‘s’ stands for secure.  Never do business with someone who insists you wire them money.  Never respond to pop up ads that ask for yoru personal or financial information.

If you are the victim of a consumer scam, help is available by contacting the Office of the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-888-432-9257 or by visiting ag.ky.gov/civil/consumerprotection.

The Office of the Attorney General has also designed a step-by-step toolkit that can help identity theft victims. The toolkit is available at ag.ky.gov/idtheft.

 

 

 

 

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