Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

8 Ways To Prevent Identity Theft and Fraud While Traveling

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Fraud and Identity Theft

Facts About Identity Theft and Fraud:

* #1 Crime in America

* Grows by more than 25% per year

* Fastest growing crime today

* Affects 1 in 23 adults in the U.S

8 Ways For Identity Theft Prevention:

1. Don’t announce your travel plans on Social Networking Web Site

2. Put a hold on your mail and newspapers.

3. Make sure your electronic devices are on “travel mode” and REMOVE any nonessential file. And, your device is secure with strong security passwords.

4. Never leave sensitive information in your rental car or hotel room.

5. Avoid using open Wi-Fi hotspots. Using free Wi-Fi at coffee spots most likely means your data is transmitted over open airwaves.

6. Beware of Pre-Texting or Social Engineering calls…which are popular with phishing scammers.

7. When it comes time to pay, credit cards are the safest route.

8. Leave your checkbook at home.

DID YOU KNOW: Identity Theft thieves can steal your identity from documents you throw away in the trash. Shredding has recently become a whole lot more popular. Make sure you use a criss-cross shredder.

About the Author: Brenda L. Martinson, Professional Organizer, is owner and founder of San Diego Personal Business Services, a Personal Assistant/Business Consultant company located in Carlsbad, CA. For more than 20 years, she has been in leadership roles for small to mid-sized companies in the health-care, real estate and training & personal development industries. Working with top-level executives and managers, Brenda has designed and implemented organizational and efficiency systems to help companies improve profits and optimize their people.

As a Professional Organizer/Business Consultant, she utilizes her skills and experience to assist busy and/or retired professionals save Time, Money, and Space. Brenda’s organizational systems have helped people manage the personal and business clutter of one’s life through a customized and easy to maintain process. This process includes setting up systems and gathering resources to organize and improve one’s working/living spaces.

You may reach Brenda at her website Visit San Diego Personal Business Services.