Cash Only: How to Protect Yourself From a Data Breach

An unauthorized person accesses your personal information during a data breach.

Photo by Dr. Scott Garrigan

Data breaches and identity theft are becoming increasingly common. In a world where computers store vast amounts of personal information, theft need not occur in person. Credit cards, debit cards and checks are information that can destroy a person’s financial life if placed in the hands of a thief. Using cash only is one way to protect yourself from a data breach. Here’s what you need to know…