Holiday Shopping Safety Checklist

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You'll be spending enough on holiday gifts over the next few weeks. Don't add the high costs of identity theft—both financial and emotional—to your holiday budget.

Tradeoffs between risk and convenience are a part of life. Should you shop for gifts online? Stand in line on Black Friday? Use Apple Pay or a card with an RFID chip? Don't let convenience lull you into paying for your holiday gifts with your identity.

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Funded by a partnership with the Texas Legislature, and powered by the Center for Identity, IDWise is a resource center for the public on identity theft, fraud, and privacy. IDWise offers clear and accessible resources to empower citizens—both online and offline—to be better informed and make smarter choices to protect their personal information.

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