Identity Theft

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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How to Avoid Theft and Protect Your Valuables in Large Crowds

POSTED February 15th 2018 BY Travel Writer
There are two primary things you must do to avoid theft and protect your valuables when visiting tourist locations or encountering large crowds.  One, you need to be alert to your surroundings.  Be alert to people trying to distract with questions or performances. Children and women are equally as skillful as men are when it comes to distraction and thievery.  Distracted tourists looking at sights or talking...
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Pickpocketing and RFID Digital Theft Increase: How to Prevent Becoming a Victim

POSTED January 24th 2018 BY Travel Writer
Pickpocketing and RFID digital ID theft are two ongoing problems affecting tourists around the world. San Francisco shows an increase in the numbers of pickpocketing. Meanwhile, one thief at Coachella allegedly pickpocketed more than 100 phones at the music festival. Thieves have even been caught on video pickpocketing victims, who fall asleep on public transportation or subways. When traveling overseas, Independent.co.uk reports pickpocketing is a major issue in...
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Six Things Not To Keep In Your Wallet or Purse, Ever!

POSTED November 14th 2017 BY Beth Williams
Identity theft can turn your world upside down. Minimizing the chances of being a victim is your responsibility and just plain smart. Here is what the experts say about your wallet and what not to keep in it. Think that designer handbags are more attractive to thieves? Think again when it comes to identity theft all bags are tempting. 1. Your Social Security Card  This...
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