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Protect yourself and your loved ones.

The holiday season is one of the most popular times of the year for online shopping, and the search for the perfect gift may lead to more time spent on the web. Unfortunately, we sometimes forget just how careful we must be when using the internet, not only for shopping, but for everything we do online.

Identity theft is an increasing threat, with 11.1 million adults in the U.S. having had their identities stolen in 20101 . We want to help you be better protected, especially at this time of the year when you may conduct more transactions online. Click on the link below to access a guide from McAfee on things you need to know to avoid identity theft. In it, you will learn:

  • What identity theft is
  • The different types of identity theft
  • How online thieves can steal your identity
  • Most importantly, how you can protect yourself from identity theft

Click here to read the McAfee article on “What You Need to Know to Avoid Identity Theft.”

Free McAfee security software is provided by Hawaiian Telcom for internet customers. To make sure you have your free security software downloaded, and for more information about current security threats, click here.


1Javelin Research & Strategy. 2010 Identity Fraud Survey Report


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