MONEY AND ID THEFT

What is better for travel? A debit card, or a credit card? Should you withdraw cash from an ATM or go into a bank to get the best exchange rate? Savvy travelers know how to get the most for their dollar. They also know how to protect themselves from ID theft while enjoying tourist sites and foreign destinations, here’s what they know.

Best way to Redeem Travel Miles and Points

POSTED February 28th 2020 BY Travel Writer
The question is; what is the best way to redeem travel miles you earn? You can earn miles by being loyal to an airline and receiving miles in an account or by using a credit card from an airline that also rewards you with miles from purchases you make with that card. You can also earn hotel points towards free stays at that hotel chain...
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Eight Things Not To Keep In Your Wallet or Purse, Ever!

POSTED February 14th 2020 BY Beth Williams
Identity theft can turn your world upside down. Make yourself a tough target and never keep these items in your wallet or purse. Minimizing the chances of being a victim is your responsibility and just plain smart. Here is what the experts say about what not to keep in your wallet or purse. Think that designer handbags are more attractive to thieves? Think again when...
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How Much Should You Tip-Guidelines for Hotels, Restaurants, and More

POSTED January 20th 2020 BY Beth Williams
How Much Should You Tip? Guidelines for Hotels, Restaurants, and Bars One question most travelers ask is how much should you tip?  Typically the one place you end up tipping most frequently is in your hotel. There is the bellstaff, housekeeping, the concierge and dining room personnel. If they provide a service, they typically should get a tip. How much you should tip for those...
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Anti-Theft Waist Packs Protect Your Gear from Theft

POSTED January 5th 2020 BY Travel Writer
Anti- Theft Waist Packs And Hip Packs Protect Your Gear  Question#1. Is your current waist pack an anti-theft waist pack? Would it stop a skilled thief?  Question #2 While out enjoying the sights, using public transportation, shopping or dining, where do you carry your wallet, passport, money, credit cards, phone, and other valuables? If you use a regular waist pack or purse or bag they...
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Top Travel Safety Gadgets You Shouldn’t Leave Home Without

POSTED June 23rd 2019 BY Travel Writer
When traveling you want to lose yourself in the sights while not losing your valuables. The idea is to enjoy your destination and not be worried about theft, losing things, or being victimized by scam artists. In many foreign cultures, the thieves have a point of view of “shame on you” the victim, for making it easy for them to steal your valuables. They believe...
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Guide to the Best Travel Money Belts and Security Pouches

POSTED June 22nd 2019 BY Beth Williams
The Best Money Belts to Hide Money, Credit Cards, and Passports Travel Smart and Keep Valuables Close and Secure The best travel money belt is a security money belt or pouch and it can be your most important travel accessory, especially when visiting busy and popular tourist attractions. It is in these locations where pickpockets and thieves target tourists. Shield and protect your valuables from...
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Deaf Mute and Fake Petition Scams in Europe

POSTED May 27th 2019 BY Beth Williams
Tourist Scams in Europe Include “Deaf Mute” People with Petitions  Thieves and scammers make a living preying on the kind hearts and naivete of tourists.  Familiarize yourself with the petition scams in Europe and save your money. The Deaf Mute Scam and the Fake Petition Scam typically involves women or young girls as the scammers. Some are pregnant, but on occasion young boys may also...
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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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