Memorial Day weekend kicks off the vacation travel season. Like many, I'm thinking about how to steal a few days away and enjoy some family time while the weather is nice.
As I trolled around for different options, I came across these tips from Equifax regarding safeguarding one's identity while traveling. Thought they might be helpful to share.
1. Don't announce your travel plans on social media. This invites identity thieves to target your house while you're away.
2. Place a hold on your mail. When criminals see an overflowing mailbox, they see an easy way to steal personal information.
3. Go through your wallet and leave at home your library card and other cards with your name on them. Carry only necessities in your wallet when traveling. Tourist areas are hotspots for pickpockets.
4. Set up a travel alert on your credit card accounts, and freeze your credit with the three credit bureaus.