Your holiday shopping habits could put you at risk of identity theft

Despite fear of data breaches, holiday shoppers increasingly turn to online shopping for deals and convenience

Best-selling author and financial expert Jean Chatzky offers tips on how consumers can protect themselves this holiday season.

JP Morgan, Home Depot, eBay, Goodwill, and even the IRS have experienced data breaches this year. Those are just five of the 636 data breaches that occurred thus far in 2014, a 30% increase over last year according to the Identity Theft Research Center. Despite this, consumers plan to increase their online holiday shopping this year due to time and convenience, according to a recent survey by Lifelock. Personal finance expert Jean Chatzky can share details about this new research, and offer tips for protecting your personal information and financial assets this holiday season.

Jean Chatzky is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and financial editor for NBC’s Today Show. Jean often shares financial advice and opinions on popular television shows including The View, The Talk, Morning Joe and The Oprah Winfrey Show (on which she is a frequent guest.) She’s the author of eight books including the NY Times best-seller Money 911: Your Most Pressing Money Questions Answered, Your Money Emergencies Solved.

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