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CSA Travel Protection has announced the top three identity theft risks reported by their customers over the previous year: stolen wallets and passports; credit and debit card theft; and fraud. CSA has also reported that travelers are often distracted and unaware while traveling in unfamiliar places and can easily lose track of important documents such as IDs and credit cards.
CSA suggests one of the most important aspects of travel protection is knowing how to prevent identity theft before departing for vacation. According to CSA, more than half of Americans are planning to travel this summer, most of whom can avoid travel-caused identity theft simply by being vigilant.
CSA Travel Protection offers travelers identity theft resolution services that come with most of their offered plans, and include identity theft protection for 180 days post-departure date. Services include notifying credit card companies about fraud and requesting to cancel affected cards and issuing replacements, reporting fraudulent activities to local authorities and forwarding a report to creditors. Generali Global Assistance, CSA’s 24-hour emergency provider, notifies banks and agencies if identification such as ATM cards, passports or driver’s licenses are stolen as well. Also included in services is one year of credit monitoring when a traveler becomes a victim of identity theft.
CSA Travel Protection offers clients a 24/7 emergency assistance hotline from anywhere in the world, plus access to a global network of physicians; professional, in-house claims processing; concierge and pet relocation assistance services; identity theft resolution services; and more.
The company also allows a 10-day free look period for clients to cancel their plan and receive a full plan cost refund, within 10 days of purchase and prior to trip departure.
For a comprehensive list of identity theft protection tips, visit http://www.europassistance-usa.com/identity-protection/identity-theft-prevention-tips.
For more information about CSA Travel Protection, visit www.csatravelprotection.com.