Protect Your Banking Information While Traveling During the Holidays - VFCU

Protect Your Banking Information While Traveling During the Holidays

If you’re planning on traveling during the holidays, then you may feel safe at any empty airport, but you could be a walking target. You’ll need to be aware of cyber criminals who steal personal and financial information when you log onto public wi-fi networks. Protect your banking and personal information with these tips from our credit union in Brownsville!

Go Wireless with Our Credit Union

We offer a variety of online and mobile banking services that keep you connected while traveling:

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Stay Cyber Secure

Traveling with a family can be a handful. Always make sure your information is secure and inaccessible. Practice these steps while traveling:

  • Ensure you have a passcode to unlock your phone.
  • Leave all electronic devices that you don’t need at home.
  • Back up your electronic files and use stronger passwords.
  • Ensure that your devices have up-to-date anti-virus software.
  • Be vigilant about where you store your devices at hotels, restaurants, or cars.

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Bank Mindfully Online

Spots like coffee shops may come with convenient, free wi-fi access, but cyber criminals can access your information through the network without you realizing it. Be sure to:

  • Avoid making online purchases on public wi-fi networks.
  • Change your passwords or PINs before traveling internationally.
  • Shut off your phone’s auto-join function for public wi-fi networks.
  • Update your security software and change your passwords when you return home.

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