Protect Yourself Overseas
Learn to protect yourself and your valuables whenever you are travelling with our useful tips.
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Here are some 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. Avoid using public computers to log into your email, social media, or other such accounts to prevent malware from stealing your account details.
- 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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