Springfield, MO, May 30, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Resource Center Offers Vacation Tips to Protect You and Your Family.
Vacations should be a time spent having fun and relaxing. Take a few extra precautions to protect yourself. The Resource Center and Travelers, a leading provider of auto and homeowners insurance, offer these safety tips to help you, your friends and family have a fun and safe vacation:
· Do not carry large amounts of cash and Use ATMs only during daylight hours. If you must use one after dark, try and find a well-lit, busy area such as a grocery store.
· Leave copies of trip information with a friend or family member at home. This includes credit card numbers, passport numbers, plane tickets and itinerary information, and phone numbers for your credit card companies.
· Wear a “money purse” underneath your clothes that contains passport, phone numbers for credit card companies, and a small amount of cash, should your wallet get stolen.
· Have your mail delivery stopped while on vacation. If you have a neighbor retrieving mail and newspapers while you are away, ensure that they will be there every day. Nothing says an empty house like a stack of mail or newspapers at the front door.
· Do not assume your personal documents are safe in your hotel room. Lock them in a safe while the room is unoccupied.
· For women, do not hang purses on the back of bathroom stall doors. It is very easy for someone to reach over the door and grab it.
· On the airplane put your bag in the overhead bin across the aisle from you. You’ll be able keep an eye on your bag during flight to ensure nobody is opening your luggage.
· If you see something-Say something
· Write down emergency numbers in case you lose your cell phone.
· Stay off social media. Posting pictures and status updates can tip off criminals, even if you have the highest security settings.
· Leave your regular checkbook at home. Checks are difficult to track down and cancel. Plus, if someone re-orders checks in your name, you won’t realize it until you receive your bank statement.
· Only carry credit cards that you will need on vacation. Leave cards for particular department stores or things like gas cards at home.
· Cover ATM key pads when entering your PIN. People could be watching over your shoulder, or even from a distance, and then later attempt to steal your wallet and use this information.
· Use common sense when traveling. Do not draw attention to yourself as a tourist. Avoid reading maps in a busy, high-traffic area, carry your camera in a tote bag rather than the carrying case, and do not flaunt large amounts of cash when removing money from your wallet or pocket.
Your homeowners, condo or renters insurance policy may cover loss or damage of your personal items while traveling, up to specified limits. Take time before you go on vacation to compile a personal property inventory, (videos are great) which helps determine replacement cost of lost items. Document each item’s year of purchase and original price. Items that may exceed policy limits, such as jewelry, cameras and golf equipment, need additional protection such as Travelers valuable items insurance. To ensure you have the coverage you need, contact your independent insurance agent.
Established in 2001, The Resource Center is an independent insurance and financial services company offering a full range of insurance products including Auto, Home, Life, Investments and Medicare Solutions.
For information and please visit www.resourcecenterinc.com.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. The company’s diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage sold primarily through independent agents and brokers. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has operations in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.
Contact: Michelle Tyler, 417-882-1800