You work hard all year to enjoy your vacation; the last thing you want to do on that well-deserved break is worry about keeping your information safe while you're traveling. That is why we've compiled some expert tips to help you protect your information at home and away when you travel.
As you prepare to travel, whether it be a short weekend road trip or a ten-day stay in the tropics, it is important to keep your personal information protected while you're away. Summer is a popular time for traveling. It is a good idea to let your bank know when and for how long you will be gone to minimize any interruption when using your debit or credit card(s). Simple things like publicly sharing that you are on vacation on social media or leaving your home clearly uninhabited can be seen as a welcome mat for thieves and fraudsters.
No matter where you are heading, rest assured that Columbia Bank is vigilant in monitoring for fraud or suspicious activity on your accounts. You'll be notified by an automated fraud alert if anything suspicious is detected with your debit or credit card activity. Still, you can never be too careful when it comes to your information security. Follow these quick tips while you're away to keep your information safe and secure.
Actions to Take if Your Accounts are Compromised
When your credit card number and account information are compromised and used by an unauthorized individual, you have experienced credit card fraud. The best weapon against card fraud is to be educated about the warning signs and best practices in card fraud prevention. If you think your credit or debit card has been compromised, contact your bank at once. For more information check out our fraud prevention resources page of ColumbiaBank.com.
We hope these smart travel tips help you relax on your next getaway knowing that your vital information is safe and secure, both home and away.
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