How to Avoid Identity Theft

Whether you’re only planning to take a few days off of work to relax or are counting down the days to a long-awaited vacation here are some helpful tips..

  • Limit your use of public Wi-Fi as much as possible. While these networks are incredibly convenient, very often they are unsecure. This means that any information you input while connected to the hotspot could be viewed by someone else. For this reason, it is so important to never access your financial account or any other sites that require a password when using public Wi-Fi.
  • Use credit cards over debit cards. Depending on where you are traveling, some merchants still practice questionable transaction processes — making credit card or cash a safer method of payment. It almost always recommended to use the credit option of your card versus the debit option. If your card numbers ever did get into the wrong hands, most credit card companies will quickly reverse or cover fraudulent charges, while recovering funds from your drained bank account can be a bit more complicated. Read More
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