Keep Your Information Safe When You Move
Con artists strike when you're packing up
Planning a move? Look out — you're going to face an elevated risk of having your sensitive data stolen. "Moving is prime time for identity theft because personal information is constantly shuffled from one home to the next, leaving it accessible to dumpster divers, rogue movers, nosy home buyers and sketchy contractors," says Steve Schwartz, president of Identity Guard, an identity-theft protection service. Here's how to protect yourself, whether preparing for snowbird season or a permanent relocation.