Tips for Protecting Your Identity While Traveling This Summer

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This week’s #CreditChat will highlight the importance of safeguarding your identity while traveling. If you have a summer vacation planned, don’t miss this opportunity to equip yourself with knowledge and strategies to ensure a worry-free travel experience.

Topic: Tips for Protecting Your Identity While Traveling This Summer

When: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 3 p.m. ET.

Where:Join thelive hashtag discussion

The panel will include: Michael Bruemmer: Vice President of Experian Global Data Breach Resolution; Brian Stack: Vice President of Engineering and Dark Web Intelligence; National Cybersecurity Alliance: a nonprofit that empowers people to use technology safely and securely, and co-leader Cybersecurity Awareness Month;
Robert Siciliano: Identity Theft Expert, Professional Speaker, CEO, Identity Theft Resource Board of Directors and Co-Founder of Protect Now LLC; Jeanne Kelly: Credit expert, identity theft expert, speaker and founder of; Beverly Harzog: Credit Card Expert and Consumer Finance Analyst for U.S. News and World Report; Rod Griffin: Senior Director, Consumer Education and Advocacy, Experian and Christina Roman: Consumer Education and Advocacy Manager at Experian.

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Questions we will discuss:

  1. What are some common scams or forms of fraud you could encounter while traveling this summer?
  2. How can you avoid scams when booking your lodging for your upcoming vacation?
  3. What are some secure payment options when traveling?
  4. What are some best practices for safeguarding your passport and other financial documents when traveling?
  5. What are some good social media practices when traveling?
  6. How can you protect your information when using public Wi-Fi when traveling?
  7. What are some telltale signs or red flags that could indicate that someone is attempting to steal your identity?
  8. Are there any recommended identity theft protection services or tools you can use while traveling?
  9. How can you mitigate the risk of currency conversion when traveling overseas?
  10. Any final tips for protecting your identity while traveling this summer?

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