Tips for Avoiding Travel Scams

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/229850/20111012/travel-scams-warnings-safety.htm

    With a shattered economy everyone is looking for a deal, but often, prices really are too good to be true.

    Travel scams are more elaborate than ever. A traveler can be scammed before they even set foot on a plane. Even a veteran traveler could be prone to falling for these schemes.
    Often when traveling the best way to avoid a scam is to use common sense, follow your gut and ask questions. Skipping the fine print on a travel deal could be disastrous.
    Knowing what to look for can help you navigate the murky world of travel scams. Here are eight of the most popular travel scams to look out for.

    Read More: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/229850/20111012/travel-scams-warnings-safety.htm
     
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    Too true...:(
     
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    Wow.... some of the above are indeed very elaborate and well thought out.... :eek:
     
  4. One of the best ways to avoid scams and stay out of trouble is to read about yoru destination, before you go there. www.scaminfo.org - is a great resource which describes hundreds of scams all sorted by country and frequency of occurance.
     

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