Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (PRWEB) August 29, 2014
Vacationing and travel ideally should be worry-free and fun. Unfortunately, in today’s world there are often alerts that travelers must be aware of. Thieves and scammers grow more sophisticated as time passes and it becomes increasingly important for travelers to protect themselves when they are away from home. The Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club scam prevention team knows that the popularity of the summer season means that travelers will be setting out in droves and it wants them to be informed so that they can protect themselves on their journeys. Below are three of the most common scams to look out for while traveling.
Identity Theft - Identity theft can take on many forms. With ever-changing modern technology, it is easier than ever for someone to get a hold of sensitive, personal information. This information may include PIN numbers for debit and credit cards, bank information obtained through internet hacking, and accessing other personal information through false Wi-Fi channels. The Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club scam prevention team strongly encourages travelers to use their debit cards as credit when shopping so that they do not have to use their pin numbers. Additionally, travelers must only use secure internet connections when roaming and should consider changing their device passwords frequently.
Short Changing and Over Charging - One of the biggest appeals for many travelers when they are traveling to other countries is the unique shopping and dining opportunities. However, if travelers visit disreputable businesses, they may not realize that the cashiers and vendors may try to take advantage of their unsuspecting consumers. It is not uncommon for scams like shortchanging and overcharging to happen. Language barriers and currency exchanges often make these scams more difficult to spot. The Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club scam prevention team suggests that customers pay close attention to what they are being charged for, have some sort of a currency calculator on hand, and try to use credit or debit so that there are no issues with change. Most businesses are reputable and honest, but taking these precautions will give travelers a better sense of security.
Knock-Offs -The old adage, “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is,” rings true in this case. It seems every major vacation destination around the world has street vendors selling name brand items at a huge reduction in price such as handbags, shoes, sunglasses, and other apparel. However, an unbelievably low price on a coveted Coach bag is a clue that it may not be real. The Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club scam prevention team warns shoppers to avoid these ridiculously good deals and suggests that they put their money toward the real thing instead.
Following these tips when traveling will allow travelers to enjoy their trips without having to worry about encountering these common scams and schemes. For more information on unique, relaxing, and worry free travel experiences, visit http://www.lifestyleholidaysvc.com/. To view this release in Spanish, visit: http://www.prensaahora.com.mx/3-estafas-de-viaje-que-facilmente-se-puede-evitar-con-consejos-de-lifestyle-holidays-vacation-club/.
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club
Player Cofresi | 57000 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
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