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Travel Tip: Watch Out for These Travel Scams that Look Like Deals

As we’re nearing summer, it’s time for this year’s parade of travel scams. The first rule to avoid a travel scam is not to be lured by incredibly low pricing…. Read More…

Travel Tip: Common Airfare Travel Scams You Could See on the Internet
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Travel Tip: Common Airfare Travel Scams You Could See on the Internet

You know the old saying: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Well, that certainly applies to travel, which is why travel scams are so widespread…. Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Phone Travel Scams
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Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Phone Travel Scams

We’ve all heard about the growth of phone scams, but nowhere is that more prevalent than in the world of travel. Twice in the last two weeks, I’ve received a… Read More…

Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Travel Scams
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Travel Tip: What You Should Know About Travel Scams

The travel scam offers on the internet are still out there. The lure of a free or deeply discounted trip is powerful and seductive. It’s all part of a technique… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out For These Scam Hotel Booking Sites
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Travel Tip: Watch Out For These Scam Hotel Booking Sites

Booking a room may seem as easy as simply going online, but watch out. Things may not be as straightforward as they seem. A new trend is surfacing where booking… Read More…

Booking Online? Watch Out for These Airline & Hotel Travel Scams
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Booking Online? Watch Out for These Airline & Hotel Travel Scams

While booking plane tickets and hotel rooms can be pretty straightforward, it’s important to know exactly who you’re dealing with. At first glance, some websites may seem like the real… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Peer-to-Peer Scams
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Travel Tip: How to Avoid Peer-to-Peer Scams

As the sharing economy, or peer-to-peer service, grows bigger, there’s also more room for opportunists. That’s especially true in the world of renting out homes—which can lead to peer-to-peer scams. What’s… Read More…

Travel Tip: Grandparent Travel Scams
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Travel Tip: Grandparent Travel Scams

Scammers will use almost any opportunity to take advantage of people in their most vulnerable state. But guess which segment of the population is at serious risk? You got it…senior… Read More…

How One New Scam Targets Grandparents
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How One New Scam Targets Grandparents

We’ve all come across scams at one point or another. But now some scammers are targeting a specific group of people: grandparents. Unfortunately, senior citizens are a common target, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel Scam
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Travel Tip: Watch Out for This New Travel Scam

I’m going to start this one with a warning: guys, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When someone says you can save on travel IF… Read More…

Travel Tip: How To Beat Classic Travel Scams
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Travel Tip: How To Beat Classic Travel Scams

Travel scams are as old as, well, travel itself. But you can beat some of these scammers at their own game, if you’re prepared. One of the oldest tricks is… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Avoid Vacation Rental Scams
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Travel Tip: How to Avoid Vacation Rental Scams

The travel industry is ripe for scammers, and at the top of the list: vacation rentals. Find out what you need to watch out for to avoid vacation rental scams…. Read More…

Travel Tip: The Worst Timeshare Presentation Scams
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Travel Tip: The Worst Timeshare Presentation Scams

I’ve heard of too many people getting hosed by the high-pressure sales pitch known as a timeshare presentation. So here’s my handy list of red-flag phrases that you should definitely… Read More…

Travel Tip: Don’t Fall for this Email Scam
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Travel Tip: Don’t Fall for this Email Scam

Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: “I’m writing this with tears in my eyes. I came down here to Spain for a short vacation and I got  robbed at… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out For This Hotel Scam
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Travel Tip: Watch Out For This Hotel Scam

Some travel scams are tried-and true—whether it’s cabbies taking the long route and speeding off with your luggage, or cashiers shortchanging your foreign currency. But travelers need to be on… Read More…

Travelers, Don’t Believe the Fukushima Scam
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Travelers, Don’t Believe the Fukushima Scam

Have you seen a photo circulating the Internet that warns you to get as far from the West Coast as soon as possible? Take a moment before you plan your… Read More…

Travel Tip: Watch Out for Timeshare Reselling Scams
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Travel Tip: Watch Out for Timeshare Reselling Scams

If you bought into a timeshare, or even inherited one, at some point you may end up trying to unload the property. But watch out, because this is an area… Read More…

Travel Tip: Protecting Yourself from the Latest Travel Scams
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Travel Tip: Protecting Yourself from the Latest Travel Scams

It’s another week, another round of travel scams.  Here’s what’s happening  and how you can protect yourself. With people thinking about summer travel, would-be scammers are looking for their next… Read More…

Travel Tip: Free Airline Ticket Scams
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Travel Tip: Free Airline Ticket Scams

The rise of social media has made it easier than ever to share information with friends and family…but it also makes it very easy for scammers to take advantage of… Read More…