Wondering how safe it is to use your credit card? A long-running study shows that identity theft reached a three-year high in the US last year, striking 12.6 million people, LiveScience reports. Fraudsters ripped off $21 billion, the most in 3 years, and stole an identity every three seconds. What's more, a quarter of American adults notified of a data breach were victimized anyway—meaning people should pay better attention to those notifications. Another sad result: Fraud victims become more cautious about using credit cards with smaller online businesses, but didn't worry about big retailers like Amazon. The study has better advice for avoiding identity theft, however:
- Shred financial documents around tax season. Fraudsters like combing through your garbage.
Lisa Donovan has had an interesting career path into radio. She worked in public relations for 10 years prior to joining the Matty in the Morning show. Lisa worked in NYC as Senior Manager of public relations for Coach Inc. She has worked with many lifestyle brands in her career.
In addition to loving all things lifestyle .. Lisa is an avid skier and runner. A South Shore resident, Lisa is married to Tim and they have two boys Max and Riley. They also just recently got new chocolate lab named Tucker!