Here are 3 more tips from ScamBusters to help keep you safe from travel scams:
4. If you are interested in a travel offer, ask yourself what is NOT included. That could include service charges, processing fees and taxes – all of which you would be expected to pay. Ask for details and don’t be satisfied with vague information such as “major airline”, without actually naming it.
5. It’s a good idea to pay with a credit card because you can dispute the charge if it turns out to be a scam. But be sure you know what the dispute window is on your credit card – is it 60 days? In some cases the offer may be for an “available” price or discount that is more than 60 days away.
6. Never dial a 900 number to reach a travel agency, discount club or any other offer. No legitimate company will require you to pay for a 900 call to their customer service department. Beware also of numbers with 809, 758 or 664 area codes. The number may appear ordinary, but is actually like an unregulated 900 number originating in the Caribbean, charging you exorbitant per minute rates.
As we have warned in many other posts, never exchange information or money when they contact you; only when you have verified their legitimacy and you call them.
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