Now that it’s June, many consumers are making plans for that big summer getaway. But few realize that the risk of identity theft goes up when traveling — in fact, just booking your next trip online, especially during peak travel periods, can also put you at risk.
According to Javelin Strategy & Research, 12.6 million people were victims of identity theft last year — that’s a daily average of over 34,500 people. The most obvious risk for travelers is losing a laptop or smartphone — but there are many other lesser-known risks too.
Here are four key risks travelers need to watch out for:
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