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Keeping your Identity Safe While Traveling This Summer + #Giveaway #LifeLocksafety #ad

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with LifeLock. All opinions are my own.

When we travel, especially in foreign countries, we debate whether to bring loads of cash to exchange to the country's currency or use our debit and/or credit cards. While it is more convenient to use cards, there is potential risk of it being physically stolen and/or electronically stolen.  There are many clever people out there that do not hesitate in taking advantage of tourists. The way to keep your identity safe while traveling this summer is to engage in LifeLock's services. 


We went on a family vacation to Maui this month and I should have followed more of LifeLock's tips to avoid identity theft while traveling. I stopped my mail for the week and had a friend pick up my packages. I also used the hotel safe to put my valuables in when we went out for adventures. However, I did not refrain from posting vacation photos on my social media (as my mother-in-law advised me to do as well). It just seems like the norm nowadays but I do understand how it could be a breach in security when advising everyone following me that I am not at my home. 


LifeLock's tip for calling your bank and credit card companies to inform them of your travels is great and one which I almost always forget to do. It makes it easier if you decide to use your card(s) as you won't have a hold or need to call the entity while making a purchase. It also puts them on alert for suspicious activity. Also, don't bring along unnecessary item that you usually carry around in your wallet i.e. social security card and other similar documents.


Leave your worries at home when you engage in LifeLock's services so you can vacation without fear of getting your identity stolen. They monitor, scan and respond to potential threats as well as track your credit score :: all the while guaranteeing their service. 

Where are you planning on traveling this summer? Do you plan on using your debit/credit card for purchases? 

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34 comments:

  1. I travel a lot and I always keep my valuable on me, so I think I should be ok.

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  2. Identity theft is the scariest thing ever to me. It's even scarier that flying (and I find that to be extremely terrifying). All it takes is one person to totally destroy your life.

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  3. Identity theft is scary and something that can negatively affect you if it happens. I had my identity stolen as well as money in my bank account. I have been a customer of Lifelock for 2 years now and love their service.

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  4. We try to remember to call our bank when we travel. Letting them know where we are going so they know to watch for any transactions outside of our travel plans. That's a great tip to help keep your finances safe!

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  5. Identity theft is so scary. It is great that there is a service that helps keep people's identities safe!

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  6. Great tips, needed to know for our up and coming road trip! Scary world!

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  7. Remember when we all used to get travelers cheques? It's not done too much anymore, but they were much safer. I agree, we need to take those extra steps now days!

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  8. I need LifeLock, for real. We dealt with a stolen card number (happened on a business trip to China months ago) and the card replicated and used, oddly, while we were on vacation! It was the worst.I always post vacation pics, though.

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  9. Several people I know have been victims of identity theft. It's so scary! I have heard a lot of good things about LifeLock.

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  10. Such a great idea... We were just at a restaurant and used one of their table tablets... when we got home Hubby was reading up and found out that those tablets are the easiest to hack... and we paid our bill on it :(

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  11. I was reading this article because my father in law just had his credit info stolen. While the details are still being obtained, they do know that it was taken from his cell phone. We need to make sure that he has Life Lock in place from here on out!

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  12. Nice tips. I forgot to call the bank before an overseas trip once. My card stopped working almost immediately. I will never forget to make that phone call again.

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  13. I always call my credit card company when I leave the country. I give them a heads up that I am travelling and there may be some charges on my credit card.

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  14. We don't have any travel coming up but hopefully that will change soon. At least I homeschool so our "summer" break can be a bit flexible :)

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  15. I have LifeLock, so I do feel good about that. However, I've never thought to tell them when I'm on vacation. Great idea!

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  16. I recently lost one of my credit cards, and it was quite the ordeal getting it cancelled and re-issued. I wish I had LifeLock to help me with that!

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  17. Always scary to think about!

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  18. Great tips! Identity theft is such an important think. LifeLock is an awesome product.

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  19. Awesome tips and good to know... We recently traveled to Europe and wondered the same thing about cash, our Credit Cards and all other things; I will check this out and for our next trip we will be prepared, thanks for sharing

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  20. My hubby lost his wallet on vacation. Thank goodness for monitoring through lifelock!

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  21. Calling your bank & credit card company ahead of time is definitely smart! Once I forgot, and my cards were frozen until I called them to tell me it was me. I appreciated the safety step, but it was also a little inconvenient!

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  22. It's really sad that we have to worry about keeping our identities safe now a days. These are great tips. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. You can never be too safe. LifeLock gives that extra security. Amazing!

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  24. You really can't ever be too safe these days. Technology is amazing, but that also means that it can be used in a negative way. I'll have to check out this service.

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  25. theres so many ways that things can go wrong and its hard to know each way to protect yourself. thankfully i dont travel much or use my debit alot but i know bad things could still happen

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  26. I never thought about not posting the vacation photos while away, makes sense though. Practical tips for anyone to use, no matter where they go.

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  27. this stuff is so important, and i too never thought of NOT posting vacation pictures. its something to think about for sure

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  28. I checked out the book and yes I would want it. I added to my wish list on Amazon. Everyone should know how to keep the Identity safe.

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  29. My husband had his identity stolen in college, and we certainly learned our lesson. You can never be too careful!

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  30. Oh Identity Theft is so scary these days! I always get nervous while traveling...you hear so much more about it while people travel today!

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  31. So much can happen when someone gets your information. It's been such a piece of mind since we started with it!

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  32. This problem is getting worse and worse. I've always heard positive things about LifeLock!

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  33. I use life lock and it works wonders. They always alert when something isn't right and I love it.

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