Also be sure to monitor credit card
statements and bank accounts to ensure
there are no unauthorized purchases.
Frequently, thieves will make a small purchase to see if it can go undetected before
moving to a larger one.
Lots of people travel during the holiday
season. What they may not realize is that
their boarding passes contain personal
information. Don’t toss yours in the hotel
trashcan — take it home and shred it to
protect your information.
The same is true for electronic hotel
keys, which frequently contain PII including credit card information. Also
make sure to lock up important documents such as passports and credit cards
so they cannot be accessed or stolen.
When accessing an automatic teller
machine, make sure that people can’t see
your information or password and be
careful not to flash large amounts of cash
Skimming can also be a problem when
traveling because it’s easy for clerks or
wait staff to skim a credit card since the
chance of a patron coming back and
identifying them is minimal. Using a single credit card when traveling can make
it easier to track expenses and identify
When making your travel plans, beware
of deals that sound too-good-to-be-true
since some of these can be travel scams
that utilize bait and switch schemes, or
are created just to access credit card information and other PII.
Many financial institutions offer credit
monitoring services or at the very least,
fraud alerts to notify you when your information has been accessed or an unusual charge has been made to your account.
Some credit card companies, automobile
associations and other membership organizations offer credit monitoring services
as a member benefit. Schaffer is a strong
advocate of proactive risk mitigation and
recommends that consumers take advantage of these services.
“It’s rare that your information is used
immediately, but something could hap-
pen six months to a year later, so moni-
toring is important,” she added. “It tells
you when new accounts are opened or
if your information shows up in places
where it shouldn’t be.”
With close to 100 million Americans
planning to travel during the holiday
season and 47 percent of shoppers using
credit cards, the opportunities for iden-
tity theft are substantial, and criminals
will be more than happy to take advan-
tage of them.
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