With travel fully open in most of the world, you may want to get out and explore. If you are an inexperienced traveler or want some extra security for a family vacation, be aware of common traps that could end up costing you. With 18% of consumers saying that they almost fell for a vacation travel scam, the chances of this happening to you might be bigger than you think.
One thing to know is public Wi-Fi networks are often a gold mine for hackers and fraudsters. Connect with caution and try using a VPN instead of the airport, hotel or restaurant Wi-Fi. And while legitimate travel businesses do use marketing tools like pop-ups, specials and limited time offers to encourage booking, be aware that enticing links and pop-up pages that offer better deals and bargains may not be as good as they sound. Scammers often promise excellent seats at great prices but require an up-front payment which could leave you ticket-less and out a couple hundred bucks.
For more ways to keep yourself safe when booking online travel, continue reading.