Scam Alert! Don’t Let Your Summer Vacation Fall Victim to Fraudsters

Family Vacation Ruined Due to Vacation Scam

Summer vacation season is here, and you may see in increase in travel ads and discounted trip while browsing social media or scrolling through your inbox. However, not all these offers are legitimate. Hotel scams alone cost American travelers more than $4 billion a year, according to the American Hotel and Booking Association.

Scammers are ramping up their activity to take advantage of people booking vacations and those hunting for last-minute travel deals. They are targeting your booking deposits and attempting to gain access to your personal information and financial accounts to commit further fraud. Continue reading

Planning a Getaway? Don’t Get Taken by a Vacation Scam

How to Avoid Vacation Scams

If you’re like 65 percent of Americans, planning a vacation means hopping online to peruse travel reviews and discounts. In fact, Expedia found that the average American will search up to 140 travel websites before booking a vacation.

Before you get caught up in the deals, websites and mobile apps available, be aware that a vacation scam could derail your summer getaway. The Better Business Bureau named travel and vacation scams as one of the top-10 riskiest scams in 2017. 

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