Especially in tough times, shady schemes and scams are on the rise. Here you can share info on what's out there to avoid becoming victimized.

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Cyber scammers target travelers & the travel industry

Every September 27, travelers celebrate International World Tourism Day. The tourism landscape has changed immensely since the first such celebration in 1980, with the Internet becoming inevitable for travelers and travel agents.  According to the World Tourism Organization (UNTWO), in 2018 84  percent of travelers booked their holiday through bundling sites like Expedia or Kayak instead of contacting hotels and airlines. This counts for 1.176 billion travelers. Most travelers would agree…

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Is rental car insurance a scam?

So you are at a car rental counter after a six-hour flight, talking to a guy at the counter who presents you a pile of paperwork and some "irresistible" pitches. Indeed, most of said pitches that we get from various sources every day are nothing but garbage, and some also happen to be straight-up scams. In the case of rental cars, this may include a pass for the toll-road service fee or a tank full of fuel pre-paid. Before or after you accept any of these pitches, the counter rep  will also…

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Travel scams in Vietnam and how to avoid them

  Vietnam is a country that is relatively safe for any traveler. Most of tourist love the fantastic experience during their trips in Vietnam. However, it is not always a perfect place. Like any tourist destinations, scams are reported in different places in Vietnam from time to time. Though people still enjoy the holidays in Vietnam, it is a really frustrating experience that makes tourists disappointed when traveling. When people can know what scams there are before travel to Vietnam, it will…

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