The Illinois Attorney General recently released a “2014
Safe Shopping Guide” to help keep consumers safe as they prepare for this
holiday season. Significantly more gifts are purchased around this time of year
than other season.
The list provides shoppers with an updated list of hazardous
children’s toys, including pictures and detailed descriptions of over 100
children’s products that were recalled throughout 2014.
This year the guide also cautions consumers about the
possibility for identity theft. Due to recent breaches in data security with
major national retailers, such as Target and Michaels, buyers are urged to be
vigilant when entering their billing information or using debit or credit cards
The shopping guide provides several examples of how to keep
accounts secure and also provides information
on what to do if a person believes their identity has been stolen.
For more information, or to see a full copy of the “2014
Safe Shopping Guide,” please visit the Illinois
Attorney General’s website.