From the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Black Friday Shopping: Protect Your Identity: “Black Friday is one of the most lucrative shopping days of the year for retailers in brick-and-mortar shops and online, but shoppers aren't the only ones looking for deals. Malicious people may be able to obtain personal information (such as credit card numbers, phone numbers, account numbers, and addresses) by stealing your wallet, overhearing a phone conversation, rummaging through your trash (a practice known as dumpster diving), or picking up a receipt at a restaurant that has your account number on it. If a thief has enough information, he or she may be able to impersonate you to purchase items, open new accounts, or apply for loans.
“The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages holiday shoppers to take the following identity theft precautions:
Source: Monthly State Retail Sales (MSRS):
Source: Latest Quarterly E-Commerce Report (Supplemental Tables – experimental product).
Source: 1992-2022 Monthly Retail Trade Surveys (MRTS).
Source: 2020 Annual Business Survey (ABS).
Source: 1992-2020 Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS).
Source: 1978-2020 Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS).
Source: 2020 County Business Patterns (CBP).
CBP is an annual series that provides subnational economic data by industry. This series includes the number of establishments, employment during the week of March 12, first quarter payroll and annual payroll.
Source: 2019 Nonemployer Statistics (NES).
Source: 2017 Economic Census.