Safety Tips for Traveling Overseas for Business
It is such a surprising fact that identity theft or most identity thefts happen during travel. And these criminals don’t just steal your personal information, but they target critical business information such as data of your employees and customers as well. This has made American businessmen more careful and vigilant when they go on a business trip to a foreign country.
Below are some steps you can take to ensure safety of your information when on a business trip abroad.
The first thing to do is to know more about the place where you are going especially their local laws. You can easily gather information from online sources especially things concerning restrictions and things concerning security in the place.
It is important to ensure the safety of your documents and in case these get stolen, you will not have a difficult time replacing them if you make 2 extra copies of each of them. Credit cards, passports, tickets, and other form of identification should be included and reproduced.
Make sure that you know how to contact the US Embassy or Consulate in the place your are going in case of any emergency situations. Ensure that you family has other ways of contacting you in case of emergency.
When it comes to your electronic devices, ensure that you backup all your data and update your antivirus software. If you plan to check important business documents don’t use public wifi but bring your own portable one. It is important not to let anyone connect to your devices and ensure that your passwords are protected. You should also make sure that your browsing history and temporary files are deleted after every use. If any of your devices gets stolen overseas, inform the US Embassy or Consulate immediately.
During your stay, keep yourself safe by not going out alone at night and don’t bring too much money along with you. Your family should be updated regularly on your activities and make sure to delay your postings on s social media so your present location will not be revealed.
If you want to know if there is criminal activity happening with your information, check your bank accounts daily.
Contact the US Embassy or Consulate if you get arrested for anything. Contact T. T. Williams, Jr., Investigations, Inc. Wrongful Convictions if you have issues with police officers when travelling domestically. They specialize is investigating police procedures and use of force by police officers.
When you get home, change the passwords of all your accounts. Let your company’s security officer then check your system access history for anything odd. Calls, texts, emails from foreigners after your return should be reported to the FBI .