Thursday, August 25, 2011

Keep Yourself Safe from Identity Theft!

If you’re like many Americans, your smart phone is like a lifeline. We use our mobile devices to check email, text, manage finances, shop and more. Unfortunately, this also means that a lot of sensitive data is stored in an easily accessible form. Identity thieves can use this to take control of your life and your credit score. However, a fear of identity theft shouldn’t stop you from traveling!In fact, by following advice from a recent post on the FreeScore blog, you can have a safe vacation and keep your identity intact.

In “Stay Vigilant Against Identity Theft While Relaxing on Vacation,” the credit experts at FreeScore provide helpful tips for staying safe while on vacation.

Do you know where your laptop or smart phone is at all times? Even though many of us consider mobile devices indispensible, it is quite alarming how often these things are left behind. In fact, a Texas-based data security company discovered that more than 11,000 laptops, tablets, smart phones and the like were left behind at airports. If you took into account how many people forget their smart phones at coffee shops, the combined numbers may be even scarier. For identity thieves, one moment of forgetfulness on your part could lead to a big reward for them. Protect yourself this summer by being aware of your surroundings and possessions.

One amenity that businesses use to lure travelers is free WiFi. While free WiFi may seem like a carefree luxury, many identity thieves set up fake networks to grab your information when you log on. Before you use an unknown network, make sure it’s legitimate.

Using these tips can help you avoid the headaches of identity theft during your summer vacation and throughout the year. Look online to check for a free credit score offer.

 FreeScore gives you the Power of 3: credit scores, monitoring, and alerts at the three major credit bureaus — TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. If an identity thief obtains your personal information, FreeScore will notify you so you can take immediate action. Go relax, enjoy your vacation and have peace of mind in knowing that your identity is safe with services from FreeScore.

1 comment :

  1. This is a great idea, I recently signed up for LifeLock cause I have had alot of trouble in the past. This sounds like a great company too. Paula C.


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