Simple Ways to Safely Book Your Trip
With travel fully open in most of the world, you may want to get out and explore. If you are an inexperienced traveler or want some extra security for a family vacation, be aware of common traps that could end up costing you. With 18% of consumers saying that they almost fell for a vacation travel scam, the chances of this happening to you might be bigger than you think.
One thing to know is public Wi-Fi networks are often a gold mine for hackers and fraudsters. Connect with caution and try using a VPN instead of the airport, hotel or restaurant Wi-Fi. And while legitimate travel businesses do use marketing tools like pop-ups, specials and limited time offers to encourage booking, be aware that enticing links and pop-up pages that offer better deals and bargains may not be as good as they sound. Scammers often promise excellent seats at great prices but require an up-front payment which could leave you ticket-less and out a couple hundred bucks.
For more ways to keep yourself safe when booking online travel, continue reading.