May 20, 2013
Make Your Vacation Security Checklist
Consider these expert tips on protecting your identity and finances before your next trip.
Before mentally checking out for vacation, take a few minutes to review financial safeguards that could save you grief and money – and protect your identity. For example:
- Tell your credit card issuers where and how long you'll be traveling so they'll be on guard against unauthorized transactions.
- Carry a list of your card issuers' fraud hotlines and account numbers separately from your wallet.
- Immediately report lost or stolen cards.
- Carry two cards in case one gets damaged or closed temporarily.
- Don't announce your travel plans on social networking sites and make sure your kids don't either.
- Have a neighbor or the post office hold your mail.
Bottom line: Don't let your guard down on vacation. Take the same or extra precautions with your personal information.
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