(PRWEB) March 01, 2013
El Cid Vacations Club Scam Team was established in late 2012 so that members had a panel to turn to when they had questions about traveling to new areas, and as such this team has the most current information on travel scams that members should avoid when on vacation in 2013. This looks to be the year of airport scams, which is why this scam team is warning members to be on guard while in airports, because even though this seems like a safer place, this is the place where con artists are attempting to take tourist’s money this year.
El Cid Vacations Club Scam Team found out this information in researching the most common travel scams for the beginning of 2013, but it comes as no surprise seeing as many tourists are in airports all throughout the year, coming and going while on vacation. The first thing that tourists need to be aware of are money exchange rates. The best way to exchange money in a foreign country is in ATMs, but many tourists use kiosks in airports because they seems safer. According to surveys this year, many people are being led in many fraudulent change stations and losing money on their exchange rates.
El Cid Vacations Club Scam Team also warns against using payphone in airports, because some of these phones will literally eat money. This is one of the easiest scams because when arriving in new countries vacationers really don’t have the hang of the money yet, is what ends up happening is someone spending 50 dollars for a phone call, and not realizing the amount of money that they are wasting. A good rule of thumb is to take a disposable cell, or wait until arriving at the hotel before making any other types of calls.
One of the last scams that the El Cid Vacations Club Scam Team recommends staying away from also involves another phone, but this time it is a rental said phone. As was mentioned before, a disposable or even a rental cell phone seems like a good idea, but travelers have to be careful. Travelers rent these cell phones and end up spending hundreds of dollars, and these kiosks have credit card numbers for the deposit. In cases like this it is just easier to buy a SIM card that works in the desired country, and toss it when boarding a return flight.
These are a few of the tips and tricks that the El Cid Vacations Club Scam Team provides to members annually to increase the success of their vacations, and minimize the risks of negative things happening.
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