Stay Protected this Holiday with @LifeLock

We are nearing Christmas really quickly and it is the time of year when many of us are traveling to be near family and friends. But traveling can put you at risk. Not only can you fall victim to having your wallet stolen but even your phone and laptop along with your identity can be taken in the blink of an eye.

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No matter where you may be traveling this holiday season here are a few tips from LifeLock.

* You should alert your credit card company and bank that you are traveling. Many banks will put a hold on your account if they notice a lot of activity in an area you are not usually in.

* Put everything valuable in hotel safes! Ask the front desk to send someone up and show you how they work if you don’t know. It’s worth the 5 minutes it takes to safeguard your valuables and ensure you bring them home with you after your trip. Take our advice: lock up any valuables or cash you won’t immediately need for the day.

* Before leaving for your holiday travels, what phone numbers should you write down and bring with you in case of emergency? Not only should you travel with some emergency contact numbers for medical emergencies but also having your bank and credit card companies info can save valuable time if they are needed.

* A VPN is a virtual private network. When using public WiFi, consider logging in using a VPN. If you do not have a VPN, one can be purchased for about $10 a month. Logging in via a VPN can help limit the information you expose when using your laptop to access the internet via public WiFi.

And don’t forget to play the LifeLock for Life Sweepstakes on Facebook. This month it is all travel themed and you could win a 1 Year Memberships for Two or even a $4,500 Visa Travel Voucher.

Being Christmas though how about we don’t stop there.

LifeLock Twitter Party with a peak into “Waiting for Lightning,” which tells the amazing story of extreme skateboarder Danny Way.

Take a look at the trailer:

The Twitter Party is happening December 13th at 10:30am PST, 1:30pm EST. RSVP for the Twitter party now to join LifeLock and and the team from Waiting for Lightning for this Twitter party. Invite everyone you know for what will be both a fun and informative event with the chance to win prizes like a skateboard signed by legendary Danny Way. Add the party to your calendar to ensure you don’t miss it! Just look for the hashtag #LifeLock to follow all the fun.

I’ll see you there.


About Rachel

Rachel Akers writes about crafts, recipes, and features the adventures of a family of 4. It is always crazy but I wouldn't change it for the world! Comments or questions? Talk to me on Facebook or Twitter or sign up for our RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.