Never throw away your boarding pass at the airport... And that is why!
When you are already registered for the flight, then take care, of course, only of a passport and a boarding pass. But what do you do with it already after you let on board?
Some people are so proud that they go abroad, without a second thought take pictures of "ticket" and the passport as a souvenir. Some, on the other hand, get rid of the boarding pass as soon as they find them "no longer needed" by throwing it in the trash.And they both make a very serious mistake.
At a first sight, a boarding pass is just a piece of cardboard on which are written the passenger's name, flight number, destination, number of their place and gate to which you need to go for a boarding. So most people take pictures of it, post a picture on Facebook, and then throw "an unnecessary piece of paper" out in the trash.But haven’t you known that it’s not the way to do so?Forensic expert from the United States, Winston Krohn explains
, each ticket has a bar code. And it contains personal information of the passenger, their name, home address, email address, phone number and sometimes your financial information!
Of course, if the hacker is able to scan the barcode on your ticket, all your data will be at risk!
Now, just imagine: You are full of joy post on Facebook the image of your ticket and fly away. The thief sees your post, knows that in the next week you will not be at home, and then get to know where you live! Or even worse: the boarding pass is found by an employee of the airport, who without any problem can access to your data and rob your apartment. Or withdraw money from your bank account!
Make sure that your boarding pass is with you until the very end of the trip. Then tear it into small-small pieces and throw it out in the resort country, where nobody knows about you.And, of course, never take pictures of a boarding pass!
Otherwise, your confidential information can be at a distance of a couple of clicks from the criminals!
Do not forget to share this important information with your family and friends! They should know what they risk!