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Beware of the Airline Ticket Refund scam. Criminals post advertisements online, on websites such Craigslist, Kijiji, Gumtree, or Oodle, claiming to be airline employees. Watch the video in this article. read more


How the scam works:
You are at your hotel and just settle down in your room, after a long trip. The phone rings. "Hi, this is Mary from reception down... read more


How often do you order pizza? Be aware of a menu --featuring a big juicy pizza, chicken wings or onion rings-- sitting in your mailbox, hotel or motel room. The scam is so easy to pull that you could fall victim whether you are at home or away. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) You hear through friends, flyers in the mail, or cold calls, that there is a great event coming to your city. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) 1. You are in an airport and have a lot of time to kill. You have your laptop, but don’t want go to a coffee read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) You and your buddies just arrived in South East Asia (or Eastern Europe) for a great vacation and want to have read more


Some vacation home rentals are truly phenomenal, but beware of the newest trap: the Vacation Rentals By Owner or For Rent by Owner scam! read more


How the scam works:
Never buy jewelry when you are a tourist, especially from countries like Thailand or Mexico. The crooks are offering fake diamond read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) This is one of the most common travel scams, especially when hot destinations are on everybody's mind. read more


How the scam works:
You are going to a different country for a few weeks and are planning to rent a car. Since you don’t have an international driv read more


How the scam works:
This scam was reported to be occurring in Moscow (Russia) or Kyiv (Ukraine), but chances are you could face it in any other count read more


How the scam works:
You are in an airport or a train station, in a country that's not your own. You need to make a phone call back home, but you don' read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) You get the call you've been waiting for to break you out of your mundane, day-to-day existence. A nice woman on the other line tells you you've just won a free Florida cruise! read more


How the scam works:
Several shady companies located in the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, or India offer illegal documents. You find them online and all read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) Crooks use stolen credit cards to purchase airline tickets and then cancel them, in order to get a flight cred read more


Travelers need to be aware of a scam involving a “seat selection” email which is in circulation as you are reading this. How does the scam work? Watch the video here. read more


How the scam works:
(with video below) You are visiting a famous location; let’s say, the Vatican or Eiffel Tower. As you are feeling very humble a read more


How the scam works:
If you travel to India or any other South Asian country, you get more thirsty than usual, due to the hot climate. While you are w read more


How the scam works:
In India, some locals (especially taxi drivers in Delhi) approach new tourists/backpackers with all kinds of offers, usually maki read more


How the scam works:
This scam is prevalent in most of the European capitals. Scammers target couples and go straight to the girl, putting a rose in h read more


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