Protecting Your Identity on Vacation with Identity Guard

So, I’m not the most responsible person in the world. My husband can certainly attest to that. Recently, on a trip to DisneyWorld, I lost my credit card. Can you believe it!? The happiest place on earth, and I lose a credit card and proceed to panic for the following hours. Luckily this story has a happy ending.

I was speaking at the conference, SheCon at Walt Disney World this past May. After arriving at the hotel, I met up with Amanda of HighImpactMom.com and we went to the pool for some snacks and drinks. Later in the evening, I realized my credit card was missing.

I was trying to play it off cool, but inside I was a mess. I retraced my steps, tried to think of everywhere I had been and then bit the bullet and called the front desk. I was seconds shy of canceling my credit card when the resort said they had found the card and I had left it at the snack bar. Phew! I still kept an eagle eye on my statement as I wanted to make sure there wasn’t any funny charges on the card in those few short hours it was missing. Thankfully, all was well and I could enjoy the rest of my stay at Disney.

Identity Guardhas some great tips for traveling to make sure your vacation is less stressful than mine was. They have a great article on avoiding identity theft when traveling. One of the tips in this article is, • Bring as few credit cards as possible and ideally carry just one with you and keep a backup card in the hotel safe. Bring a copy of the emergency contact numbers for your credit cards and bank accounts in case they’re lost or stolen.

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For more than a decade, Identity Guard® has been helping to protect people from the threat of identity theft with solid technological solutions that quickly alert you to certain kinds of activity involving your personal information. And because identity thieves don’t just take advantage of adults, Identity Guard now offers its latest innovation — kID Sure℠, ­the most comprehensive child ID theft protection available — to help families stay better protected. This kind of protection has become a necessity in today’s totally connected online environment where spyware, malware, keylogging and other online threats are only a click away. But you can worry less about them when you have IDENTITY GUARD working proactively to help keep you and your kids safe.

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Emily

Fueled by coffee and wine. Wife to a doc, mom to three boys (one with Autism), self-proclaimed tortoise wrangler. I knit, I get crafty, I tweet.

Comments

  1. says

    Heh. So that was fun. :D Ya know, all of it except the part where we freak and scramble to find that card! I can’t tell you how many times I do things like that, you know…you’ve witnessed it. I’m a mess. That weekend was SO FUN though.

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