Follow these tips to avoid being an easy target of identity theft while travelingâ€¦
Only tell people who need to know about your upcoming vacation.
Donâ€™t discuss it on social media until you have returned.
Have your mail picked up or held at the post office.
Only take credit cards you need. Notify all your card issuers about your upcoming trip so they can spot fraudulent transactions.
Keep a close eye on your credit cards.
Use ATMs at banks, not popular public locations.
If someone calls claiming to be a hotel employee, donâ€™t provide credit card information until you have verified the issue.
Leave your Social Security card at home and keep your passport safe.