Safety Tips for Traveling Overseas for Business
It is quite alarming that during travel, you can experience identity theft. The thing with identity thieves is that they are not just after your personal information, they are also after important business information which can include data of your employees and your customers. The good thing is that American businessmen are now alerted on this fact so many are already concerned about traveling abroad.
When you are going abroad on a business trip, there are some safety measure that you need to take for your own personal safety and the safety of the information you are bringing with you.
Check out the local laws of your destination. You can easily gather information from online sources especially things concerning restrictions and things concerning security in the place.
Making 2 extra copies of every document that you will be bringing will make it easier for your to have them replaced in case they get stolen. 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.
Making backup of your data in all your electronic devices and updating your antivirus software is one good way of ensuring their safety. Bringing a portable wifi will ensure safety when you are trying to access important business documents online instead of using a public wifi. Your devices should be kept away from strangers and make sure your passwords are protected. You should also make sure that your browsing history and temporary files are deleted after every use. If you have the unfortunate experience of having your devices stolen during your stay, it is important to report this incident to the US Embassy or Consulate.
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 know what is going on and your whereabouts, and if you plan to share on social media, delay it for some time so you don’t reveal your exact location at the moment.
It is a good think to daily check your bank accounts to catch any criminal activity quickly.
In the event of getting arrested for something, the best thing you can do is to contact the US Embassy or Consulate. If travelling domestically and you are arrested by a police officer wrongfully, contact T.T. Williams, Jr., Investigations, Inc. Wrongful Convictions. They can investigate the police procedures or the use of force in your case.
The first thing to do upon arrive home is to change all your passwords. Check your system access history with your company’s security officers to see anything unusual. Any foreign communication after you arrive should be reported to the FBI.
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