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 often track the search volumes for popular destinations and try to stray people away from secure websites and into potentially malicious ones. Some keywords, such as “all-inclusive vacation,” “cheap trip deals,” “last-minute vacation,” “travel deals” and “vacation deals,” increase the risk of unwanted pop-ups and fraud attempts.
For more ways to keep you and your family safe, continue reading our guide below!