March 11, 2013 | by Christina Van
|You can save yourself the headache of trying to recover from identity theft while traveling over spring break with these simple tips.
Whether you’re heading to a vacation rental on the sunny beaches of Florida or to the Best Western Kelowna Hotel near Big White for Spring Break, it’s important to prevent identity theft while you’re traveling.
When you’re on holiday and staying at hotels in Kelowna, it’s easy to get into vacation mode: You’re snowboarding all day or relaxing at a spa, eating at restaurants, and enjoying the nightlife. In short, you’re in a good mood and your guard is down.
That’s when thieves strike.
"Identity theft can happen at any time, but when traveling, you're often in a distracting and unfamiliar environment and carrying a lot of sensitive information," said Dave Maraman, Florida Regional President, BMO Harris Bank in a press release urging families to help prevent identity theft. "That can make you more vulnerable to someone stealing your identity."
If someone gets a hold of your social insurance number and credit cards, they can run up massive bills but also open new accounts, run charges and ruin your name. The result is a long, stressful ordeal to get your name cleared. And you wouldn’t want that to ruin your relaxing stay at one of the green, pet-friendly hotels in Kelowna.
What can you do to protect your identity over spring break?
Here are some tips:
Enjoy a relaxing spring break in BC and bring along Bailey, Mickie, or Fifi when you stay at our pet-friendly hotel in Kelowna. The green, award-winning BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites offers free parking, restaurants, a spa, a mineral pool and more.
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