Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach was nice enough to post a list of suggestions to shop safely and smartÂ this holiday season. He suggests taking some initiative to make it as stress-free as possible.
With so many cases of fraud and identity theft occurring, I would also like to encourage you to take your time and remain diligent while you shop. Know who you’re buying from, and make sure that they handle your credit and personal information with care and caution. Don’t forget to put your receipt and credit card in a safe place at the end of the transaction. Lock your items in your trunk, and lock your car. Don’t give would-be thieves an incentive to rip you off.