TEANECK, N.J., PRNewswire-iReach/ --  GettingSafer is one of America's leading providers of life protection and identity monitor services. Richard and Mark Watson, the founders of GettingSafer, keep clients informed of the latest tips for identity and data security.

The recent rise in reports of criminals targeting business travelers is alarming. Chronic illnesses, natural disasters, identity theft and stolen belongings are all concerns for businesses and their employees.

From everyday dangers to the worst-case scenario, business travellers face many threats. GettingSafer offers three tips to keep employees safe while traveling on business:

1. Identify threats and inform your employee.

After a thorough risk assessment, companies should develop procedures and policies to ensure the safety and well-being of travelling employees. Workers should receive appropriate, detailed instructions and information to better manage, decrease or eliminate risks.

For example, employers should know of high theft rates in certain countries and train employees to protect their passports and credit cards. Pickpocketing is a common crime in many cities, and workers can protect their belongings by:

·       Storing valuable items in their front pocket

·       Knowing where pick pocketing is common, such as busy trains and marketplaces

·       Not counting money in public

·       Shortening the strap on the bag or purse they carry

·       Never leaving belongings unattended

2. Instruct employees never to use open wifi networks.

Open wifi networks may be convenient, but hackers can easily use them to mine private information. The most common treat involves the hacker positioning him- or herself between the user and the hotspot. The user's computer is interacting with the hacker's devices, which are then relaying the information to the connection point, so the user does not know that he or she is at risk.

With this setup, the hacker can access any information that the user sends. This may include credit card data, identity information and important emails.

3. Only use business credit cards that require a pin.

If a credit card does not require a pin before a transaction, anyone can use it. Although many credit cards come with fraud protection, it is always best to use credit cards that require a pin. This is especially true in countries where pickpocketing is a common threat.


GettingSafer is a leading company in safety and life protection founded by Lifeline author, Richard Watson. From Identity Theft Protection to Home Security, GettingSafer.com provides the service of safeguarding your personal information and everything that's important to you, resulting in a greater peace of mind. The firm offers a comprehensive membership program that delivers up-to-date information and advice from experts, allowing members to obtain the necessary knowledge to improve their security. Safety topics available to members include: Financial Matters, Home Safety, ID Theft Protection, Legal Information, Personal Data and more. GettingSafer is about helping you and your family stay safer.

Media Contact: Richard Watson, GettingSafer, 800.715.2250, rwatson@lifetimeguides.com

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