there are preventative measures you can take to protect your money and personal information.

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Before travelling, notify your bank and credit card firms. Give them your whereabouts and expected return date.

1. LET YOUR BANK KNOW

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You presumably carry a variety of goods in your wallet during daily activities. You have credit and debit cards, cash, and ID. When travelling, pack lightly.

2. GO WITH THE BARE MINIMUM

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3. MAKE COPIES

Make copies of crucial documents before your journey. Make copies of your driver's licence, passport, and credit/debit cards.

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4. DON’T KEEP EVERYTHING IN ONE PLACE

When travelling, you may wish to separate your cash and ID. Especially with money.

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When travelling, be careful where you receive cash. Stand-alone ATMs are more easily surveyed and tampered with.

5. BE WARY OF ATMS

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If your debit card is stolen, you could lose access to your bank account. Thieves could access your account immediately. Plus, refunds can take longer. If the account is compromised, you'll lose access.

6. OPT FOR CREDIT CARDS

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Even daily money monitoring is an excellent idea. Sign up for account alerts before flying if you haven't.

7. OPT FOR ALERTS

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8. DON’T LEAVE VALUABLES VULNERABLE

Travel cautiously. Don't keep your wallet in your back pocket or purse's front pocket. Money belts may be safer than wallets or purses for your cash. Always keep it safe from thieves.

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