Do Not Let Your Identity Get Stolen While On Vacation

Everyone loves to go on vacation, leaving all the stress of your normal everyday life behind.  However, if you are going to go on vacation it should not be all fun and games.  You will still need to protect yourself from identity theft.  People who are looking to steal someone’s identity are everywhere.
Even when you are on vacation you should be checking your accounts regularly. This will help you see if there is any unauthorized activity on the account.  The sooner you notice it the sooner you can turn it in, and the sooner it can be dealt with.  This is very important and should not be forgotten just because you are on vacation.
When in your hotel, do not use their computers to check your accounts. Fraudsters are getting very good with technology these days and they could easily add a program to a hotel computer to remember your keystrokes or passwords.  Then all they would have to do is go to the same website and use their program to put your password in and then they would have access to all of your account information.  Another thing is if you bring your own computer, be careful of using an unsecure wireless network to check your accounts.  Again, these criminals are getting very good with technology and they can use an unsecure wireless network to get to your information.
Do not leave your personal information lying around in your hotel room either. You cannot tell who would try to get into your room to take things.  Leaving credit cards or a check book lying around in your hotel room could be an easy score for those looking to steal your identity.  Instead of leaving these things in your hotel room, if you do not want to take them with you, have them locked up in the hotel safe, then you will have less to worry about.  Also if you do bring your own computer, be careful leaving that just lying around either.  Password protect it, put it away, and just do not leave it sitting out inviting someone who broke into your room to look at it and try to get your personal information off of it.
If you are going to be traveling you must remember to protect your personal information.  People who are looking to steal someone’s identity are everywhere.  You cannot tell who they are by looking at them, so you need to do everything you can so that they have less of an opportunity to steal your information.  Work with your credit card companies and your hotel to keep your information safe.  Inform your credit card companies about your travel plans, and take advantage of the hotel safe, put your items with personal information in the safe while you are gone.  Doing these things could not only save your identity, but it can also save you a lot of stress in having to deal with identity theft.


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