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Be Aware of Travel Scams

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We know the idiom:  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Let the buyer beware the travel scam! What you should look out for.

We know the idiom:  If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Yet, with summer’s end looming, many are rushing to fulfill their travel yearnings and may jump at the wrong chance for a deal that is too good to be true. Let the buyer beware of the travel scam!

What are some of the scams that should raise a red flag right away?

Online Vacation Rentals

The biggest and most common scams happen online. Why? Because they’re hard to detect, and you usually don’t ever meet anyone in person or see any property yourself except for in images. So, in this case, you’re probably better off going with known big gun companies when trying to rent vacation accommodations online, because you just never know if the listing is legitimate or not.

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Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor

Linda Hohnholz has been writing and editing articles since the start of her working career. She has applied this innate passion to such places as Hawaii Pacific University, Chaminade University, the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center, and now TravelNewsGroup.

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