With all the confusion and delays over the switch to chip credit and debit cards, identity thieves are pouncing on the opportunity.
Many have not yet received their new secure cards, and with so much news coverage, people are waiting anxiously for their new cards to arrive.
“This creates a golden opportunity for identity thieves to attack and steal people’s personal information,” said Adam Levin, chairman of IdentityTheft 911. “Scammers thrive when there’s confusion and anxiety because that’s when people are most vulnerable.”
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