What are the risks of those who are in a hurry to throw out their boarding pass
It happens that travelers take a picture of a boarding pass with a foreign passport before the flight, like, as a souvenir, about the trip ... And on the contrary, many people think that you should get rid of this “useless piece of paper” as soon as you leave the plane, leaving it in the first trashcan 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, the boarding pass is simply a piece of cardboard on which the passenger's name, flight number, destination, number of his seat and “gate” are written, to which you need to go for a landing. Therefore, most people take pictures of it, post it on Facebook, and then throw “unnecessary paper” into the trash.
But did you know that you can’t do that?
US forensic expert Winston Kron explains: there is a barcode on every ticket. And it contains the passenger’s personal information: his name, home address, email address, telephone 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!
And now just imagine: you are posting the image of your coupon on the joys of Facebook and are flying away. The thief sees your post, knows that you will not be at home in the next week, and then he will know 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 the ticket!
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 no one knows anything about you.
Otherwise, your confidential information may be located a few clicks away from criminals!