'Tis the season for scams – and the FBI wants you to be wary of a big one.
As travel numbers skyrocket this pandemic, watch out for travel scams. Scammers will send out emails and text messages, even if you're not expecting them. Inside, the message will have malicious links for you to click on that could install malware on your computer.
Or they could rope you in, to try and get you to pay up with a deal that sounds too good to be true.
Tips to avoid travel scams:
- See a deal you like? Do a separate search on the company before booking with it. Look up reviews and ratings to see if other customers were satisfied first. Some may even post pictures of the actual destination.
- Know the cancellation policy before you book. Make sure all reservations and rental policies are in writing too.
- Pay for everything with a credit card; you’ll get more protection than paying with cash or a debit card.
The FBI has more holiday scam tips. Click here to read them.