Booking your trip has never been easier, thanks to the internet. With that being said, without proper precaution, there’s a chance you could be booking a scam. Scammers scour the internet for opportunities to prey on the vulnerable. According to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, around 15 million online hotel reservations are made on fake third-party sites every year.
Scammers may create fake travel agencies to lure innocent bookers to their site where it allows them to gain nonrefundable payment and personal data. Some online scammers even go so far as to secure cheap fares and find ways for consumers to buy their extra inventory. Knowing the dangers of cyber fraud can prevent a headache down the road.
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