Travel Faux Pas #45

 Security of your credit card chips. Most new cards have some sort of ‘PayPass’ or scanning system to debit money without a pin, even credit cards can be swiped without anyone asking for a signature. Along with this technology, come tech saavy thieves, so make sure your cards have a LIMIT when pins are not needed- or you are transferring funds across froma savings account, so if a passerby was to scan the card for funds, they won’t get your life savings! Another handy trick are magnetic card that stop the scanners picking up anything in your pocket- you can usually get them on sites like this: http://signal-vault.com/

 

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