Traveling allows you to experience a lifestyle different than the everyday one. However, without taking proper precautions, you might be booking a scam.
Scammers often track the search volumes for popular destinations and try to stray people away from secure websites and into potentially malicious ones. Some keywords, such as “all-inclusive vacation,” “cheap trip deals,” “last-minute vacation,” “travel deals” and “vacation deals,” increase the risk of unwanted pop-ups and fraud attempts.
Others may create fake travel agencies to lure innocent bookers to their site where it allows them to gain nonrefundable payment and personal data. Some online scammers even go so far as to secure cheap fares and find ways for consumers to buy their extra inventory. Knowing the dangers of cyber fraud can prevent a headache down the road. Taking control of your data and being mindful of Internet security can help you avoid online scams. Learn more about how travelers are affected with our accompanying resource.