Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2013
United Reservation Services understands that people enjoy relaxing when taking hard-earned vacations. However, there are thieves out there who specifically go after people on vacation to try and scam them and exploit their carefree attitude. United Reservation Services wants everyone to enjoy their vacations, and so to help, they are providing travelers with advice on how to identify and steer clear of some of the most common travel scams.
United Reservation Services advises people on vacation to be extra careful when out in crowded public areas, and during outdoor events. Places like markets and parades are popular for thieves to hang out. These thieves use the area's natural distractions to divert the victim's attention, making it easier for the thieves to reach into their bags, purses, and pockets.
When visiting such crowded areas, United Reservation Services suggests that women keep their pocketbooks in front of them always. Also, having on lots of jewelry is asking to be targeted. Men will want to keep wallets in their front pockets, instead of rear pockets, as this will make it more difficult for a thief to slide the wallet out unnoticed. However, the easiest way to avoid having things stolen is to not bring valuables in the first place.
One of the more common scams these days are criminals posing as fake representatives from respectable businesses, trying to trick the victim into giving over personal information. These con artists will seek to gather financial information from an unaware traveler and then try to get into that person's bank accounts. The criminal hurriedly pressures the person over the phone attempting to overwhelm the victim and trick them into giving up the information. United Reservation Services recommends that travelers are constantly alert for these phone call scams, and to immediately end the call if it seems suspicious.
United Reservation Services has one final tip for the month. Item loss is the most common travel fear. While traveling, always keep items within reach and eyesight, at all times. When packing, think if the item being packed is absolutely necessary for the trip. If it is not, do not bring it along. The less that is packed, the less has the chance of becoming lost. Never leave items unattended at airports, restaurants, or anywhere else. It is far too easy for a criminal to vanish into a busy area with stolen items, never to be seen again.
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