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5 TRAVEL SCAMS TO AVOID

5 TRAVEL SCAMS TO AVOID

June 2021

As the country starts to open up again, more people are venturing out and taking long-awaited vacations. If you’re making travel plans this summer, be aware of these top scams, so you don’t fall victim to them.

1.Free or heavily discounted deals

If the offer is too good to be true, it probably is. Work with a trusted travel agent or reputable company to ensure you are booking a legitimate travel package.

2.Auto rental services

Phony customer care numbers are circulating online, so be sure to verify you’re contacting a real auto rental company by going to the direct website of the established business. Be wary of giving out your personal information.

3.Third-party websites for TSA PreCheck and global entry programs

Skip sites that claim to speed up the airport security process. Instead, visit tsa.gov for assistance.

4.Vacation rentals

Avoid overly enticing getaway offers online or via social media and find your rentals through verified sources such as Airbnb and Vrbo.

5.Public Wi-Fi

Hackers can easily get your personal information via public Wi-Fi found at airports, hotels, etc. Instead, use your smartphone’s hotspot to browse the web more securely.

 

 

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