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Avoiding ID Theft While Traveling

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Just because you are going on vacation does not mean you get to leave your worries behind. Identity theft can happen on the road. The Better Business Bureau suggests...

  • Taking any unnecessary documentation out of your bags and wallets and leaving them at home. That includes your library car, check book, and address book.
  • If your computer has to go with you, be sure to update your anti-virus or anti-spyware before leaving.
  • Avoid using public Wi-Fi networks to access financial accounts.
  • Use bank ATM's instead of those in conveniences stores.
  • Always conceal your PIN when you punch it in on the keypads.
  • Do not write your entire address on luggage tags. Only use your last name and phone number.

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