Millions of people are expected to travel in the coming days, giving criminals plenty of opportunities to fill out their own nefarious wish list.In 2017, more than 2,500 travel-related scams were reported to BBB Scam Tracker. Your Better Business Bureau is advising holiday travelers to be cautious of their surroundings and is offering tips to help protect personal information while on-the-go.Notify your credit card company. Depending on your credit card company and financial institution, using cards outside of your normal geographical areas may draw a red flag and cause transactions to be declined. A quick phone call or updating your habits on an associated banking app can prevent this issue. Remember, credit cards offer the most protection in the instance of fraudulent transactions.Card Skimmers: Skimmers are illegal card readers often attached to gas pumps that take data from a card’s magnetic stripe. Criminals use the stolen data by either selling your information or using it to make purchases, often online:Inspect the credit card reader.Take a careful look at the card reader before swiping your card.Make sure the gas pump panel is closed and doesn’t show signs of tampering.If something appears out of the ordinary, pay inside or move to another gas pump.Protect your PIN.Monitor your statements.Look for suspicious charges and particularly the itemized breakdown of charges and debits.Report any fraudulent activity to your financial institution as soon as you discover it.Check social media privacy settings: Take a look at the privacy settings on your social media accounts. Platforms change settings frequently, so verify your accounts are set to a privacy level you’re comfortable with, especially if you’ll be sharing “away-from-home” photos online. Avoid oversharing personal information. Don’t accept friend requests from people you do not know.Check connections on your devices: Look at the connectivity settings on your smartphones and other connected devices. Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth options when idle during travel. Verify legitimacy of Wi-Fi signals, hotspots and Bluetooth connections to avoid connecting to rogue signals and devices.Visit BBB Scam Tracker on bbb.org to search for scams happening in areas where you are traveling and to report suspicious activity. Find trusted businesses wherever you are in North America using the BBB app.