Traveling allows you to experience a lifestyle different than the everyday one. However, without taking proper precautions, you might be booking a scam. With 18% of consumers saying that they almost fell for a vacation travel scam, the chances of this happening to you might be bigger than you think.
According to the IATA, payment fraud to the airline industry is $858 million per year. If you are an inexperienced traveler or want some extra security for a family vacation, be aware of common traps that could end up costing you. You’ll improve your chances of staying safe by keeping an eye out for sites that advertise suspiciously cheap properties in beautiful, centrally located areas but are actually located in sketchy and run-down areas. Look for honest photos and reviews of any place you want to visit.
For more on ways to keep you and your family safe from travel scams, check out the resource below!