Going on a holiday is one of the best ways to eliminate stress, explore new places, cultures, and connect with new faces to establish a lifetime friendship. Sadly, we all know that burglars and criminals can ruin holidays. You have to be careful, and take some precautions before you leave your home as this will make a huge difference between a long-term nightmare and happy memories. Below are five simple steps you can take to prevent identity theft while on vacation:
Be Careful With Your Wallet
This aspect is very important. Don’t go on vacation with important receipts or documents; you can keep them at home. Make use of your credit or charge card while on vacation. Keep your checkbook in a safe place in your home. Don’t go with gift vouchers at home unless you plan to make use of them while traveling. Also, don’t take along your Medicare cards or Government managed savings. Remove everything that is very important from your wallet and keep them at home.
Contact Your Credit Card Company
After you’ve chosen which credit to use during your vacation, contact the company to tell them where you’ll be voyaging and for how long. In the same manner, contact the suppliers of cards that you’re not taking along, so all transaction can be stopped.
Go With An Extra Wallet
When going on a holiday, go with an extra wallet and tuck a little money it. Men should keep this wallet in their back jeans pocket while women should keep the wallet in their handbag. In case you fall victim and you’re robbed, this wallet will be stolen, not your real one. In a situation that a looter asks for your wallet, you can easily handover this wallet.
Don’t Post Trip Photographs On Social Media
These posts will reveal your location and you can easily get robbed by both criminals and personality hoodlums.
Be Careful With Telephone Calls From Unknown People
If you get a call from an unknown caller saying there’s a problem with your Visa and they need some digits from an alternate card, just tell them that you’ll get back to them in a minute and hang up. After this, you can then call the work area yourself to check if the call you just received is a genuine one.