Do You Worry About Identity Theft?

Dec 30, 2015

If you're like most people, you worry—at least a little—about identity theft. But that doesn't mean you always take precautions when making transactions online.

MONEY editor George Mannes ventured into New York City's Times Square to ask people how they protect themselves against cyber crime. Answers ranged from changing passwords frequently to using a protective service such as LifeLock to relying on the bank's security system in the event of fraud.

Only one person claimed to never worry about having his credit-card data compromised. His secret? "I don't shop online."

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