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So, you’re going to hit the road and go on a vacation How to Turn Your Next Vacation into an Adventure How to Turn Your Next Vacation into an Adventure Adventure is a state of mind. Take a few ideas from here when you want your vacation to be a compromise between new excitements and familiar relaxation. Read More ! That’s awesome; have a great time. Before you go, though, you might want to make sure you’re taking the proper precautions to protect yourself and keep your identity secure Medical ID Theft: How Scammers Use Records To Steal Your Identity Medical ID Theft: How Scammers Use Records To Steal Your Identity Read More . Just because you aren’t home doesn’t mean you personal information is safe Android Users: How to Stop Giving so Much Personal Information to Google Android Users: How to Stop Giving so Much Personal Information to Google Android users, by default, give Google a lot of information. Here's how to get out of that trap. Read More . In fact, being on the road just might make your identity less secure.

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  1. Brian Schultze
    July 17, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    OK, I can see how technically you are correct. You "never had a single problem", you had two problems.

    • Read and Share
      July 17, 2015 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks, Brian, for taking my comment out of context just so you can make your point.

      I expect others read more carefully (or just doesn't have your insufferable urge to put others down) -- that I've never had a single problem stemming from PC usage -- and as clearly stated below -- the two mishaps I've had are both unrelated to computer usage.

  2. Read and Share
    July 17, 2015 at 3:57 am

    I travel between 2-4 months to all different parts of the world every year. All the times using internet cafes in 'dicey' parts of the world -- Ukraine, Russia, China, etc. -- I've never had a single problem.

    But I have had two separate incidents of unauthorized usage -- both done without hacking my computer or stealing my passwords at all:

    (1) While traveling through the tiny countries of Central America -- taking care to use only bank-owned ATM's -- two debit card withdrawals were made (NOT by me) in Mexico -- which I didn't go to at all. My suspicion: bank inside job -- via international network. Too dangerous to commit fraud within their own countries -- they network to make withdrawals in another country instead. And I had my debit card in my possession the whole time.

    (2) Just days into my foreign trip, I noticed two online purchases made with Target. Again, the card itself never left my possession -- I had it with me at all times.

    Anyway, both times, the banks credited the full amounts back into my account -- no hassle at all.

    But one word of caution: ALWAYS bring multiple debit and credit cards on your trips -- and always have a few days' of emergency cash on hand! Why? When any kind of fraudulent use occurs, the banks will shut down your card. Sure, they say they will mail a replacement out to you -- but how will you receive it if you travel from place to place? Never put all your eggs into one basket -- or even just two.

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