In this video, we are joined with Credit & Debt to share 5 of our tips to help protect your identity while you’re on vacation.

Here is a brief summary of the tips we share:

Tip #1: Prepare Your Home For Vacation

– Close and lock all your windows, blinds, or curtains.
– Ask a family member or friend to collect your mail to help prevent mail identity theft.

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Tip #2: Help Avoid Falling For Scams

We take a deep dive into common vacation scams to watch for in our last video, which you can view here: https://youtu.be/NuojotPaCxc

Common Vacation Scams Include:
– Rental scams (https://www.identityiq.com/scams-and-fraud/booking-a-vacation-heres-how-to-spot-rental-listing-scams/)
– Ride-sharing app scams (https://www.identityiq.com/scams-and-fraud/how-to-avoid-rideshare-scams-while-traveling/)
– Reselling event ticket scams (https://www.identityiq.com/scams-and-fraud/how-to-not-get-scammed-buying-tickets/)
– Fake websites (https://www.identityiq.com/scams-and-fraud/how-to-spot-a-fake-shopping-website-this-holiday-season/)
– ATM skimming (https://www.identityiq.com/identity-theft/how-to-protect-your-identity-while-youre-on-vacation/)
– Unsecure Wi-Fi connections (https://www.identityiq.com/scams-and-fraud/dont-let-scammers-ruin-your-summer-vacation-plans/)

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Tip #3: Monitor Your Credit Reports

– Look for any unauthorized charges as it may be a sign of identity theft
– Do this before and after you travel

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Tip #4: Help Protect Your Finances

– Be cautious when using ATMs
– Leave unnecessary credit cards at home
– Secure your wallet from pickpockets

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Tip #5: Get Identity Theft Protection

– Get protected before you leave so you can be backed up identity theft insurance (underwritten by AIG)
– Receive real-time alerts so you can take action fast

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If you want to help secure your identity to have peace of mind, sign up for an IdentityIQ identity theft and credit protection plan.

IdentityIQ Website: https://www.identityiq.com/

IdentityIQ offers:
– 3-Bureau Credit Reports & Scores
– Real-Time Credit Monitoring & Alerts
– Dark Web & Internet Monitoring
– $1 Million in ID Theft Insurance, underwritten by AIG
– U.S.-Based ID Restoration Service
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