Protect Your Bubble surveyed a group of consumers to learn more about the security of their personal information and their risk for identity theft. The results were a bit shocking. Of the surveyed group:
- 72% carry their social security card in their wallet
- 25% use public wi-fi hotspots to make a purchase or access their bank account
- 50% save their passwords on ecommerce sites
- 46% of tax filers file their tax returns online
- 65% of those online tax filers file their taxes on an open access wi-fi network
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College basketball frenzy is on the horizon as the March Madness Season nears. A record 799K fans attended the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament recently. With recent upward trends, we would not be surprised if the 2015 tournament sets the bar even higher. We took a look at other major sporting events to see what kind of madness occurs there too.
- More than 41 million people participate in fantasy sports annually.
- Average Super Bowl host spends $118 for their party.
- 54% of Americans who have watched a college basketball event on TV.
- 59% of fans text during a sporting event.
- 64% of males between 35 and 44 use their smartphones to view sports related content while watching sports on TV.
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March Madness. It is such a fun time when the frenzy to have your bracket filled out with all of the right teams and being glued to the TV is almost an unspoken ritual. However, it could also be a scary time for individuals who get their identity stolen. With the many security breaches we have seen happen, it’s not something to be taken lightly.
Protect Your Bubble has some tips for you during March Madness to keep your identity safe. If you choose to fill out a digital bracket or watch the basketball games at a local bar, be sure not to use unprotected, open access Wi-Fi, as there could be a chance of someone altering your picks or accessing personal data. Also, don’t check your bank account or use your debit card to buy team paraphernalia on open access Wi-Fi because hackers could get into your personal and financial accounts and wreak havoc.