How to Prevent Identity Theft While Traveling

According to Experian, there are 7 things that travelers should do to protect their identity while on vacation.

  1. Contact Your Credit Card Issuer Before You Head Out of Town – Alert them that you may have charges from elsewhere to help prevent an unexpected decline.
  2. Hold Your Mail- Don’t worry about someone accessing unattended mail left in your mailbox.
  3. Clean Out Your Wallet – Don’t carry extra cards that you don’t need and never carry your Social Security card in your wallet.
  4. Avoid Public Computers – Remember public WIFI’s are open for anyone to use making them easy targets for hackers.
  5. Keep an Eye on Your Valuables- Carry only what you need and keep valuables locked in your hotel safe.
  6. Not all ATMs Are the Same – Look for the most secure ATM locations such as inside the lobby of a bank.
  7. Check Your Statements- Be sure to monitor your account activity to watch for unauthorized transactions.  With AllCom’s mobile banking app and e-statement, it’s easy to stay up to date.

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