Vacationers: Watch Out for these Travel Scams
BBB Warns Vacationers that Travel Club Membership Doesn't Always Pay
With the cost of travel skyrocketing, consumers are increasingly susceptible to fraudulent offers for special deals on vacations, and Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning vacationers to be wary of joining 'travel clubs.' Complaints to BBB show that many travel clubs promise huge discounts on hotels, airfare, and cruises but fail to deliver for members despite the high cost of joining.
Don't fall victim to the 'Free Wi-Fi' scam
The next time you're at an airport looking for a wireless hot spot, and you see one called "Free Wi-Fi" or a similar name, beware -- you may end up being victimized by the latest hot-spot scam hitting airports across the country. Learn how the attack works and how to keep yourself safe from it if you use Windows XP or Vista.
Planning a Vacation? Avoid Travel Scams
As the flowers bloom this spring, consumers' thoughts will increasingly turn to summer vacation plans. Unfortunately, scammers will be on the lookout as well - for unwary victims. Travel has always been an area where consumers should have their anti-fraud antennae perked.
Travel Insurance: Offers of 'Protection' May Not Provide Insurance Coverage for Your Travel Investment
If you had a recent trip cancelled due to snow or bad weather, you may be considering travel insurance for your spring getaway. But beware - every offer you get for travel "protection" may not be travel insurance coverage. In a bad economy, insurance fraud can be costly to uninformed consumers hoping for better protection of their investment. So, before your buy travel "protection," the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) offers these tips and considerations you should review.
Travel Telemarketing Scams
You may be approached about a free trip from a telemarketer. Before you accept, make sure that you follow these tips.
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: May 16, 2013
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