Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, make sure you’re aware of opportunities where a thief can steal your personal information. Here are some tips from the Identity Theft Resource Center, a leading non-profit in the identity theft education space, to help you prevent Identity Fraud before you hit the road:
Summer time is officially here, which inevitably means travel. Traveling can lead to increased exposure of your information. Be wary of updating software on hotel wireless internet connections. Pop-ups warning hotel guests of a needed software update in order to connect to the internet have infected numerous hotel guests with malware. Unknowing guests assume the pop-up is legitimate and end up downloading viruses.
In many parts of the country, summertime means sports and outdoor activities. Don’t let summer distractions compromise your personal information. Follow these tips to keep your season focused on fun rather than identity theft: