What are the risks of those in a hurry to throw away their boarding pass
It happens that travelers take a picture of a boarding pass with a passport before the flight, like, as a keepsake, about the trip ... But many, on the contrary, believe that this “useless piece of paper” should be disposed of as soon as possible as soon as they leave the plane, dropping it into the first trash bin at the airport or on the street.
Never throw away your boarding pass, and here's why.
Both those and others make a very serious mistake.
In appearance, a boarding pass is just a piece of cardboard on which is written the name of the passenger, flight number, destination, number of his seat and the “gate” to which you need to go to board. Therefore, most people take pictures of him, post a picture on Facebook, and then throw "unnecessary paper" in the trash.
But did you know that you can’t do this?
U.S. Forensic Officer Winston Cron explains: Each ticket has a barcode. And it contains the passenger’s personal information: his name, home address, email address, phone number, and sometimes your financial information!
Of course, if a hacker gets the opportunity to scan the barcode on your ticket, all your data will be at risk!
Now just imagine: you are happy to post on Facebook the image of your ticket and fly away. The thief sees your post, knows that you will not be home in the next week, and then finds out where you live! Or even worse: the ticket is found by an airport employee who can easily access your data and rob your apartment. Or withdraw money from your bank account!
And, of course, never photograph a coupon!
Make sure your boarding pass is with you until the end of the trip. Then tear it into small, small pieces and throw it away in that resort country where nobody knows anything about you.
Otherwise, your confidential information may be a few clicks away from criminals!