Protect yourself from identity theft while online

Enjoy the privacy of a Virtual Private Network with Travelers United

A virtual private network (VPN) connection creates a hidden link between a traveler’s device and the Internet through a third-party server. It can help mask a traveler’s identity or make it look like they’re in another country, preventing snoops from seeing your Internet traffic. A VPN is a smart bet for all Internet users, even if they’re not on Wi-Fi. As some say, you need a VPN or you’re screwed.

Travelers United teams with GuardStreet to provide cypersecurity

The world we live in today can be scary. The number of victims of cybercrime and ID theft is growing drastically worldwide and the average financial loss is now in the thousands per victim and rising. Fraudsters, criminals, hackers and marketers are steps ahead in using online devices to collect personal data. It’s incredibly easy to become a victim these days if you use a mobile device, tablet, laptop or desktop to social network, shop and bank online. Saving files, sending emails, carrying a wallet or purse and even a luggage tag isn’t safe anymore. Plus, free or cheap email comes at a price. You pay for it with your data being sold or being subjected to unwanted advertisements all the time.

Gizmodo puts it this way:

VPNs, or Virtual Private Networks, allow users to securely access a private network and share data remotely through public networks. Much like a firewall protects your data on your computer, VPNs protect it online.

…virtual private networks are the best means of securing traffic short of copying it to a flash drive and driving there yourself.

In the simplest terms, a VPN is used to create a secure, encrypted connection.

A traveler when using the Travelers United VPN becomes a part of GuardStreet’s network. It appears from any hacker that a traveler elsewhere in the world were physically sitting in an office in Kansas City, or wherever the physical server is operational.

When connected to a VPN, all network traffic passes through this protected system, and no one—not even your ISP—can see your traffic until it exits the private system and enters the public internet. Travelers should make sure to only connect to websites secured with HTTPS and their data will stay encrypted even after it leaves the VPN.

When a member activates their secure web activity tool, your credit card, banking information and other personal information you may use will be hidden from criminals, fraudsters, hackers and big data marketers. TravelersUnited/GuardStreet not only hides your IP address, it is changed. Activity is secure from tracking the sites you navigate. As a result, fraudsters can’t build a profile about Travelers United members which could compromise their privacy.

It also allows you to access many restricted sites overseas like ABC, CBS, Fox News and more. Plus, many times published rates for hotel rooms, airfares, and rental cars vary from country to country. A VPN allows travelers to look at the prices available in the USA using the TU features as well as in the local country with the VPN feature turned off.

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