Are you really safe on your travels?
07 Feb 2018

Are you really safe on your travels?

Nothing ruins a well-earned holiday than a mishap occurring, like having your travel documents or credit cards stolen and leaving you in the lurch whilst overseas. You may think you’re the careful sort, but are you really?

Take this quiz to find out what kind of traveller you are. For each question, pick the answer that best describes what you would normally do.

additional tips

Here are some additional tips on how to protect yourself and your valuables, and not be an easy target of crime when overseas:

  • Be careful with your credit/debit card, and keep all transaction receipts for verification. Whenever possible, use EMV chip to charge as information is encrypted.
  • Do not store your credit card details and bank account details in your phone, especially any passwords and PINs.
  • Ensure that you are connected to a secured Wi-Fi before you access any digital banking service.
  • Avoid non-bank, generic ATMs at hotels/convenience stores. Remember to delete cookies and browsing history on public computers.
  • If in doubt of any pop-ups or websites, block them immediately.
  • Make a local police report immediately if your phone or wallet is stolen. Contact your bank to inform them to block your stolen cards.
  • Have remote control applications like ‘Find my iPhone’ or ‘Android Loss’ installed in your phone. In case you lose your phone, you can do a clean ‘wipe’ of your phone to prevent personal data leak.
  • Avoid going to places you are totally unfamiliar with alone.

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Protect yourself

There are so many things you need to take care of when travelling overseas. Most importantly, keep yourself and your valuables safe. Leave no trail, digitally or otherwise, where people can track you down and harm you. Travel safe, smart, and insured.

Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors and monies and deposits denominated in Singapore dollars under the Supplementary Retirement Scheme are insured by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation, for up to S$100,000 in aggregate per depositor per Scheme member by law. Foreign currency deposits, dual currency investments, structured deposits and other investment products are not insured