We are knee deep in the holidays, in fact Christmas is jut a little over a week away. This means many of us will be braving the roads, skies, or seas to meet up with our family and loved ones. We will be partaking in holiday traditions, and eating until our buttons pop. No one will be thinking about their identity and whether it is safe. This is one great reason to have a service like LifeLock. When you are not thinking about identity security they are, because when you are least expecting it is when identity thieves strike!
Whether you are driving a few cities over or a few states. Whether flying short distance or across the country we almost always are using credit cards, and interacting with strangers. You may be staying in a hotel room because the family house is at max capacity. All of these leave you open to identity theft.
Here are some great holiday tips:
-Taking Photos – Taking a picture of important travel and financial documents before leaving home can help you in recovery should they be lost. If it can get lost snap a pic!
-Alert Your Bank – You should alert your credit card company and bank that you are traveling.
-Password Protect – A password on your computer and smart phone can protect you should they get stolen while traveling.
-Important Contacts – Make a list of important contact information and include your bank, credit card companies, and personal emergency contacts.
These are all great tips whether traveling in or not. I once had my car broken into and at 2 am in the morning I was searching for credit cad statements to immediately cancel all my cards. Recently when my husband and I were traveling in New York City he stopped to take some cash out of an ATM and was limited to $100 because we had not let our bank know we were leaving our local area. You may think it is non of their business but it is a safety feature I’m glad to have.
You can learn some more great holiday traveling tips by taking part in the LifeLock for Life sweepstakes on Facebook. In addition to the great tips you will be entered to win some great prizes so really you have nothing to lose it is definitely a win-win for you!