Identity Theft

USPS Informed Delivery -Sign Up Before ID Thieves Do

POSTED May 10th 2019 BY Travel Writer
Do you get checks, tax documents, bank statements, credit cards, or legal documents in the mail? Sign up for USPS informed delivery on the USPS website. If you don’t, thieves could sign up first in your name and be informed before you are as to what is being delivered to you and whether it is worth stealing before you have a chance to get to...
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Marriott Data Breach: What You Should do to Protect Yourself

POSTED December 1st 2018 BY Travel Writer
On November 30th Marriott, released a report that an “unauthorized party” breached their system and gained access to information of up to 500 million Starwood customers. Starwood hotel brands include Westin, Sheraton, W hotels, Aloft, St. Regis and more. Marriott said the information gained included personal information such as passwords, email addresses, names, dates of birth, home addresses, and even passport numbers. For millions, credit cards were...
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Can You Fly If Your Driver’s License or ID Card Was Lost or Stolen?

POSTED September 17th 2018 BY Beth Williams
It’s a panic moment, you’re leaving for the airport and you can’t find a government photo ID like a driver’s license, passport or military ID. It is lost or stolen. Good news is that if you’re 18 years of age or older you are not automatically denied boarding if you cannot provide proper identification. You may still fly on US domestic flights, provided that you...
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Identity Theft is a Growing Risk for Travelers

POSTED September 14th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Experian, the credit monitoring company conducted a survey and here are some shocking results and what you can do to protect yourself from identity theft whether you’re traveling or not. In 2016 more than 15 million people were victims of identity theft (up 16percent from the prior year) and 33 percent of that fraud took place while people were traveling! No one really realizes the time...
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Frequent Flier Miles Can Be Stolen

POSTED July 18th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Frequent flier miles and travel rewards are worth money and just like money can be stolen right out of your account or wallet. Most of us just let them accumulate in our frequent flier or mileage rewards accounts without much thought until it’s time for a flight upgrade, vacation, or redemption for merchandise. Thieves think of loyalty points or frequent flier miles as currency and...
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Anti-Theft Waist Packs and Hip Packs for Hands-Free Travel

POSTED May 10th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Security Waist And Hip Packs For Hands-Free Peace Of Mind Traveling Travel with Peace of Mind – Use a Security Waist Pack or Hip Pack Question: While out enjoying the sights, using public transportation, shopping or dining, where do you carry your wallet, passport, money, credit cards camera, and other valuables while enjoying the freedom of free hands? If you use a regular waist pack...
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Cell Phone Photos Can Save Missing Valuables While Traveling

POSTED March 2nd 2018 BY Travel Writer
Technology has advanced so that photos on your cell phone photos can quickly help save your missing valuables while traveling. When anything is missing, lost, or stolen while traveling, it can be extremely stressful. Your cell phone can actually facilitate the return of valuables if you take pictures of your valuables prior to departure. If belongings are damaged inside of your luggage and you have photos, it...
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New Government Travel Advisories Rate Safety Levels

POSTED March 1st 2018 BY Travel Writer
Travel Advisories are always being updated by the U.S. State Department. It’s important to know which destinations are on the DO NOT TRAVEL list for your safety and security. The U.S. State Department updates destinations regularly with a Travel Advisory Level. TRAVEL ADVISORY LEVEL DETAILS                 Level 1 – Exercise Normal Precautions: This is the lowest advisory level...
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