Having a good time is usually the first thing on your mind when taking a vacation. Yes, we think about security but do we actually have safeguards and preventative measures against scams or thefts? These are a few things to think about:
- Prior to your trip, you’ll want to save digital copies of important documents in case your physical copies are lost or stolen. Documents include: passports, driver license, visas and important phone numbers, etc.
- Call the financial institution(s) that issued your debit and credit cards to notify them you will be on vacation. If the institution has flagged your account, your charges out of the area are less likely to be considered suspicious. And remember, everywhere you use your Schools Debit Card and Credit Card, you are protected by Visa’s Zero Liability Policy.
- A minimalist approach is best. Take only the credit and debit cards you plan on using. Less to carry and less to worry about.
- Avoid using public computers when banking online. Thieves can track your information through key loggers that memorize your keystrokes.