Say “I Do” To A Cyber-Safe Wedding Experience
Trevor Buxton, Certified Fraud Examiner and Fraud Communications Manager, PNC Bank | 7/26/2019, 6 a.m.
4. Happy honeymooning— Relaxing on the beach with your new spouse probably sounds like a dream after months of planning, family bickering and celebrating, but don’t get too comfortable. It’s easy to let down your guard and open yourself up to hackers by posting photos that indicate you’re away from home, using unsecured connections to transfer funds or not actively monitoring your accounts.
A few steps to take to keep yourself secure: notify your bank about your travels and understand the fraud protections in the destination you are traveling to – they do change; also, ask a trusted neighbor to collect your mail and keep an eye on your home, just in case. Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean thieves and hackers are.
You should be using these cybersecurity tips every day to keep your money and identity safe— not just during the busy wedding planning season. It’s best to just always assume you’re at risk, so that you keep your guard up and you are less likely to be victimized.
We know it seems impossible to add one more thing to your to-do list, but
cybercrime isn’t a joke. It can take years to recover from a personal data breach and it’s certainly not the way you’ll want to cruise into your newlywed year. Make sure you are doing your part to proactively keep yourself safe.