5 Online Travel Scams & How To Avoid Them [Infographic]

Posted on Nov 29 2016 - 12:27am by James Brockbank

5 Online Travel Scams & How To Avoid Them

For as long as the internet has existed, scammers have been trying to unlawfully take money from unsuspecting users.

Online scams exist in pretty much every industry. So, whether you’re wanting to buy clothing, a car or even booking a holiday, there’s probably a scam loitering in the background.

Everyone will have heard of some of the big online scams in recent years, even if it is hard to believe their success. The Nigerian Prince email scam is almost certainly one of the best documented.

In fact, Yahoo has put together an interesting list of these scams which you can read by clicking here.

Travel Scams

The entire process of booking a holiday has changed dramatically in recent years. Only a few years ago, the majority of us would head down to the local high street and speak to the travel agent.

Now things couldn’t be more different. A trip around the world is simply just a few clicks away and the options we have available are much broader.

Take a look at this interesting article from the Express which suggests the high street travel agent will have totally disappeared in the next five years.

Unfortunately, the ever-expanding nature of the online holiday market means that it makes it slightly harder for casual users to realize the difference between reliable and respected sites and untrustworthy ones.

It is for this reason that it was recently reported on the Mail Online that between 2014 and 2015, British tourists were scared out of £12 million alone.

Infographic

The question is, what should you be on the look for to ensure that you don’t get stung by scammers?

Well, citybaseapartments.com has now put together a helpful infographic with all the information you need to stay scam free when operating online.

It’s called ‘5 Online Travel Scams & How To Avoid Them‘ and you can take a look below.

5 Online Travel Scams & How To Avoid Them – An infographic by the team at Citybase Apartments

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