Ah, vacation. Just the thought of hitting the road or stepping on that plane may elicit feelings of anticipation and relaxation. After all, you’re about to leave the stress of everyday life behind and embark on a journey of discovery — hopefully one overflowing with new experiences and happy memories.
Unfortunately, settling into a relaxing routine, letting your guard down and traveling with sensitive personal and financial documents may leave you open to identity theft. What can you do to help protect your information? Consider the following before and during your trip.
You may have an idea on what you want to pack for your trip, but here are a few more things to add to your to-do list:
After you’ve prepped and packed for your trip, make sure to remain vigilant while you’re away with these tips:
With these proactive steps, you can get back to enjoying your vacation with the peace of mind knowing your identity has some protection.
Originally published July 1, 2014.