Fraud is costly, and fraudsters continue to find creative ways to collect your personal information. BCD Travel information security experts have compiled a list of eight easy tips to avoid fraud during your travels:
- Safeguard login credentials at ATMs and public places. Be aware of anyone who might be checking over your shoulder to steal PIN numbers and passwords.
- Avoid logging in to corporate accounts on free public Wi-Fi.
- Go paperless. It’s sustainable and safe. Instead, keep travel documents and itineraries on a password-protected mobile device.
- Travel light. Leave extra cards and cash at home or in the hotel safe.
- Don’t share travel dates and destinations on social media.
- Lookout for “phishing” emails that appear legitimate. Don’t divulge any personal information, and don’t click any links. Report to your IT department and delete immediately.
- Access your favorite websites directly from your browser rather than clicking email links.
- Change passwords frequently and use alpha-numeric combinations. Don’t use the same password for everything.