Keys to Keeping Your ID Safe As Online Shopping Spikes
SONTIQ™ Releases 2020 Safe Online Shopping & Scam Awareness Tip Sheet
Online Shopping Expected to Reach $190 Billion as Credential Stuffing, Account Takeover Fraud, and Online Shopping Scams Surge to Steal Consumers Financial and Credit Profiles
November 12th, 2020
Sontiq, the leader in Intelligent Identity Security, today announced a FREE resource to combat the top scams and fraud, 10 Ways to Avoid Online Holiday Scams. This printable download provides actionable tips to keep sensitive personal and financial information locked down as popular scams, including credential stuffing attacks, account takeover fraud, and online shopping scams, continue to rise.
Record-breaking spending is expected throughout November and December of 2020, with some estimates reaching $190 billion in online sales. During the 2019 holiday season, online purchase fraud increased by 29%, and this year is certainly poised to be even greater.
The extreme volume of ecommerce activity presents hackers, scammers, and identity thieves with a prime opportunity to trick people into revealing personal or financial information. Fraudsters then use these sensitive details to steal money, execute account takeover fraud, and commit a variety of other identity theft and fraud schemes.
For anyone shopping online, during the holidays or otherwise, it is critical to stay alert against scams and fraud. Sontiq’s newest educational resource empowers individuals to ensure they have the know-how to remain vigilant this online holiday shopping season.
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TransUnion is a global information and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern economy. We do this by providing an actionable picture of each person so they can be reliably represented in the marketplace. As a result, businesses and consumers can transact with confidence and achieve great things. We call this Information for Good®.
A leading presence in more than 30 countries across five continents, TransUnion provides solutions that help create economic opportunity, great experiences, and personal empowerment for hundreds of millions of people. https://www.transunion.com
Sontiq, a TransUnion company, is an intelligent identity security company arming businesses and consumers with a full range of award-winning identity and cyber monitoring solutions, as well as restoration and response offerings. Sontiq products empower millions of customers and organizations to be less vulnerable to the financial and emotional consequences of identity theft and cybercrimes. Sontiq has an outstanding track record for delivering high-touch support and fraud remediation services, demonstrated through its 99% customer satisfaction ratings. https://www.sontiq.com