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Lost Passport Statistics: Could It Happen To You?

Worried about losing your passport? Most Americans don’t give the possibility a second thought, according to a new survey released by Mandala Research.

The group surveyed 1,000 Americans to gauge their concerns about lost or stolen passports. Here are the results:

  • 87 percent of respondents said they were “confident in their ability to protect their passport during travel.”
  • Only 2 percent of respondents had experienced a lost or stolen passport

In a press release, Laura Mandala, managing director of Mandala Research, said:

“Americans love to travel, but when it comes to matters of personal security and identity theft, these are hot button issues that raise concerns.

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Travel Insurance: Yes or No?

People have a lot of questions about travel insurance. What is it? What does it cover? Is it worth the price? Where do I get it? So here are some simple answers to help you make a more informed decision.

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Serendipity and a Lost Passport

Would you buy someone else’s long-expired passport? What if the passport showed that, many years ago, the person lived in the same place where you live now?

For Nuno Fonseca, a Portuguese medical student studying in Paris, the pull of the mystery represented by a 60-year-old passport he found at a flea market was too strong to resist.

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Man Replaces Lost Passport with iPad (Maybe)

It was the travel story of the week:  a 33-year-old Canadian man named  Martin Reisch left on a road trip for the US without his passport, but managed to convince Customs to let him across the border by showing them a scanned copy of the document on his iPad.

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