With 31% of consumers claiming that they do not check website authenticity before booking, it’s no wonder that the online scam world is multi-billion-dollar business. With travel fully open in most of the world, you may want to get out and explore. Without proper precaution though, booking your vacation might turn into a major headache. So, let’s talk about what you can do to protect you and your family.
First, check the security status of the website you are using. Safe sites have PCI compliances (HTTPS in the URL) and don’t often flash misleading messages or have spammy pop-ups. Booking directly with your hotel, airline or excursion website will greatly improve your chances of being scam-fee. If you have to book through a third-party organization, take the extra steps to confirm it’s a reputable brand. Using a credit card when booking can also save you a headache if something does go wrong. Credit cards often offer fraud protection.
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