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On Vacation? ID Thieves Are Not

On Vacation? ID Thieves Are Not - The Beacon


By: Jackie

On Vacation? ID Thieves Are Not

You’ve saved money all year and now you are going to take a much needed vacation.  To help make it a worry free time, we want to share some tips from our fellow BBB in St. Louis.

Of course, it goes without saying to be wary in crowded areas such as on buses, airports, subways, etc.

One easy way to protect your identity is by putting your wallet and travel documents in an inside pocket or a money belt or vest where thieves would have difficulty getting to them.

“Pickpockets and other thieves often target tourist destinations, looking for travelers who may be distracted or unfamiliar with their surroundings. Hotel, restaurant or airport wi-fi networks may have poor security, which can make checking bank accounts or other personal data risky. You can’t be too careful,” says Michelle L. Corey, St. Louis BBB president and CEO.

Here are some other ways to protect your identity:

As always, you can check out any business organization on our website or by calling 812-473-0202 or 800-359-0979.

For more information you can trust on traveling safely, see

Is Travel Insurance Right For You?

BBB Travel Tips to Insure a Safe and Timely Flight

Scam Alerts for Traveling Abroad

Travel Tips

Travel Scams

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Jackie is the Operations and Education Foundation Assistant with the BBB. She assists consumers with business inquiries, and does presentations to senior groups and high school students. She is a regular contributor to the blog.