Identity Theft

Best and Fastest Way to Access Important Documents in an Emergency

POSTED May 18th 2017 BY Beth Williams
When planning your trip, especially overseas, you need to plan what you would do if you lost or had your important travel documents stolen.  While this might be an inconvenience domestically, once you are in another country it grows into a time-consuming and frustrating problem.  Have peace of mind knowing your contingency plan is in place.  How would you replace documents overseas – knowing that:...
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Pacsafe Secure Anti-Theft Features

POSTED March 3rd 2017 BY Travel Writer
Securing your valuables is always a concern when traveling. No one wants to lose their passport, money, or phone accidentally or to theft. Did you know that all Pacsafe products have built-in anti-theft features? Each bag was designed with the smartest features to protect your belongings by making it more difficult for pickpockets or thieves to slash your bag and steal your valuables. Having a good...
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Can You Fly If Your Driver’s License or ID Card Were Lost or Stolen?

POSTED January 17th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Contrary to popular belief, passengers 18 years of age or older are not automatically denied boarding if they cannot provide proper identification – they may still fly on domestic flights in the US, provided that they go through additional identity and security screening at the security checkpoint. This policy is specifically noted on the TSA’s website, at the page linked below. So the answer is...
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No Passport? No Problem!

POSTED June 22nd 2016 BY Travel Writer
No passport? No problem that is if you are starting your travel from a US location and want to visit a tropical destination that is a US territory. Consider Guam, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands as your next getaway destination. Besides not needing a passport which can be expensive to get  ($165 per traveler) additional benefits of visiting any of these locations is...
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RFID Pickpockets – Stop’em with RFID Blocking Gear

POSTED October 18th 2015 BY Beth Williams
You may think of a pickpocket as a person that bumps into you to steal your wallet, but now there’s a different kind of pickpocketing and it’s called electronic pickpocketing. How do RFID pickpockets work, and why can they be so devastating?  Tech-savvy RFID pickpockets – which are also known as “digital thieves” can now silently download your personal credit card information and ID data with handheld “skimming” devices...
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Preventing ID Theft While Traveling

POSTED May 16th 2015 BY Beth Williams
Having your financial identity stolen or compromised while traveling is becoming more of an issue every day.  Here are some tips from on protecting your identity once you have arrived at your destination to help protect yourself and your financial identity. ID theft while traveling has seen some unique scams which have cropped up recently.  Here are a few to show how slick these thieves...
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Important Credit Card Tips – Read Before You Travel

POSTED June 8th 2014 BY Beth Williams
There are several things you must do when you take your credit cards with you on vacation – especially if you are traveling internationally.  You should have a plan of action to protect if your credit card is lost or stolen when on vacation, not just because a missing credit card can wreak havoc on your vacation plans, but it can leave a traveler vulnerable...
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Medical Identity Theft Strikes 5.8% of U.S. Adults

POSTED March 4th 2014 BY Beth Williams
The first thing you do when your wallet is stolen or lost is call your credit card companies. However, you should also notify your medical insurance provider judging from the conclusions of a recent report that finds that medical identity fraud can be very costly. With identity fraud, most people think of criminals stealing Social Security numbers and credit card data to take out loans...
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What is The Difference Between a Credit Card Freeze and a Fraud Alert?

POSTED November 5th 2012 BY Beth Williams
You can place an initial fraud alert on your credit report if you worry that you have been — or could be — the victim of identity theft. This is a good idea if you see any suspicious activity on your report or bills, if your wallet or other information has been stolen, if you’ve been a victim of a security breach, or even if...
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