Check Your Bank Account After a Trip
Intel Security recently polled almost 14,000 people to measure their use of technology away from home and the security risks that come out of it. There’s some interesting stuff throughout it, including the fact that roughly 55% of respondents who planned to disconnect from technology were unable to follow through. I’ve even written about some of the featured wisdom before (like in this tip about sharing boarding passes).
One part, however, inspired a new tip: Check your bank and credit card accounts immediately after you return from a trip. It’s good practice to monitor your spending for fraud in general, but right after a visit to a foreign place is as important a time to check as any. An unfamiliar destination comes with unfamiliar risks, including scammers, etc. Tourist destinations, like European capitals, carry bigger risks, as well.
Look over your accounts while everything is still fresh. And if you do notice something, reporting it early will hopefully make it easier to resolve the issue.
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