(Presseportal openBroadcast) - Orlando, FL – April 15, 2016 - Identity theft is one of the most prevalent crimes nowadays. It can be easily performed by anyone at any time and place. Anyone can fall prey to identity thieves, and this includes travelers.
Experts reveal the identity theft tips for travelers. It is not a secret that identity theft is a growing problem worldwide, especially for individuals who frequently travel.
Travelers are more susceptible to being victimized by thieves due to the fact that they carry many things, which they need to think about. They have no choice but to connect to unsecured internet connections and even use their credit cards in transacting with merchants they know nothing about.
There are ways to increase one’s protection against identity theft and one is to simply unpack the critical documents before traveling. There are essential documents such as the Social Security card, medical documents, and checkbook that should be left home.
These documents are easily stolen by crooks without the victims noticing it. It is similarly important to guard important documents especially when staying in a hotel room.
While finding an internet connection is probably one of the best things that could happen while traveling or being in cafes, hotels, and airports, it doesn’t come without a price. There are certain risks involved in connecting to unsecured sites.
Experts recommend that travelers should be very careful when trying to use these connections. This is especially true to individuals who are logging into their bank account or work email. Experts also recommend that travelers delete browsing history and all cookies on public terminals as well as use only a dedicated travel e-mail address.
There are many other things that travelers can do to protect themselves from crooks. They may try using only bank ATM’s instead of the generic ATM’s in the hotels and convenience stores. They should also take time to check their credit card statements and keep their cellular phones secure.
Travelers can do this by setting a password on their phone or deleting banking apps before traveling. It can also be helpful to change passwords and PINs. After the trip, travelers should make sure that they check their credit card activity and other pertinent documents.
There are also helpful products available online that are designed to block thieves from stealing information. One is the set of RFID blocking sleeves that are designed to protect credit cards from skimmers. This product is available at amazon.com and has already impressed quite a number of credit card owners (amazon.com/RFID-Blocking-Sleeves-Protector-Protection/dp/B0150T0AI2/).
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