Protect Your Identity Away From Home - ca

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Protect Your Identity Away From Home - ca

  1. 1. For more information Toll-free in Alberta 1-877-427-4088 www.servicealberta.ca Phone applications using GPS can send promotional material to your phone. The applications can be enhanced to collect, use and share your personal information without your knowledge. Turn this feature OFF on your phone. Using GPS Lock your valuables, including your laptop, in a secure place or keep them with you. Valuables Keep your passport, wallet and personal papers in a travel pouch under your clothes and not in a backpack. CONSUMER SERVICES ►► Investigations ►► Licensing ►► Consumer Awareness PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY AWAY FROM HOME Passport Using Geo-Tags Geo-tags give the latitude and longitude of where your photo was taken. Turn this feature OFF on your phone or digital camera. Shield Your P IN & Passwords • ‘Shoulder surfing’ is an easy way for thieves to get your personal information. Be sure to use ATMs located inside a bank for further protection • Credit Cards Use while traveling – they offer additional protection against criminal activity. Keep an eye on your card to avoid ‘cloning’ and watch for the use of a skimmer. Holiday Plans! Don’t post holiday plans, activities status or holiday photos on your social media page while away because this may lead a criminal to your home. Luggage tags Use covered luggage tags to keep your information away from prying eyes. Passwords Add passwords to each of your electronic devices La ptops • Use your own laptop/tablet in public places. • Delete your computer’s temporary Internet files, cookies and history often.

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