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.

How to Hide Money on Your Body

POSTED February 28th 2021 BY Beth Williams
Proven Ideas from Experienced Travelers How to hide money on your body. Today’s money belts are not your father’s money belt. A money belt can be your most important accessory when you’re traveling, especially when visiting busy and popular tourist attractions. It is in these locations where pickpockets and thieves are most likely to target their marks. A money belt depending on its size and...
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Electronic Pickpockets – Stop’em with RFID Blocking Gear

POSTED October 18th 2020 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 silently download your personal credit card information and ID data with handheld...
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Deaf Mute and Fake Petition Scams in Europe

POSTED June 28th 2020 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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Guide to the Best Travel Money Belts and Security Pouches

POSTED June 22nd 2020 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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Cell Phone Photos Can Save Missing Valuables While Traveling

POSTED March 2nd 2020 BY Travel Writer
Technology has advanced so that photos on your cell phone 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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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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