Dreaming of a vacation? Whether you're planning a short road trip or a week-long stay at a seaside resort, it's important to be aware of the risk of travel fraud. Keep these helpful travel tips in mind before your next trip!
Don't fall for “prize vacation" scams
If you receive an email, phone call, text or letter that claims you've won a luxury vacation, be suspicious. Scammers often use fake prize notices to commit fraud and identity theft. The scammer may ask you to pay an upfront fee or provide your personal information to collect your “prize." As always, if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is!
Consider travel insurance
Before booking flights and hotels, read the fine print, especially the company's cancelation policy. You might also consider getting travel insurance to protect against the unexpected. This way, if you have to cancel or reschedule your travel plans, you'll be able to get your money back or receive credit for future use.
Protect your identity while traveling
Before packing your bags, take these steps to reduce the chances of identity theft:
What to do if your identity is stolen while traveling
If you think there's a chance your identity has been stolen, take the following steps:
No matter if you're at home or on vacation, Wright-Patt Credit Union is always here to help you protect your personal and financial information and avoid becoming a victim of fraud! For more fraud prevention tips, visit WPCU.coop/StopFraud.