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If you go to Russia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, you need to be aware. Between the Russia visa application, medical insurance, and travel packages, your trip to Moscow could become a disaster, if you don't educate yourself now. read more

According to a class action lawsuit, you may receive up to $900 in restitution if you got a spam call about a free cruise. Read here to see if your phone number is on the list and file a claim. read more

Canada implemented a $7 fee for most of the travelers who fly into the country. It is called the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). However, don't fall for the eTA Scam. Find out how it works and if you need an authorization here: read more

Scammers have taken advantage the Airbnb system and are now targeting renters, promoting a tempting coupon for first booking. Airbnb Booking Code aka Airbnb Reservation scam is on the rise! read more

Would you like to receive two free airline tickets today, given away on Facebook and celebrating Delta's, Emirates' and American Airlines' 33rd anniversary? Sure you do! Beware of this new travel scam is going around. read more

Free Airline Tickets? One of the biggest scams around when it comes to flight coupons, free plane tickets and discounts on flights is the Free Airline Tickets scam. read more

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

The Exclusive Travel Club scam is pulled on people who are invited to attend a presentation or receive a gift. Were you ever pitched such a thing for something in return? Here is how the scam works: read more

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 downstairs". Then this happens: 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

You are in an airport and have a lot of time to kill. You have your laptop, but don’t want to go to a coffee shop to use their Wi-Fi, because they might ask you to purchase something there. So you open your laptop and try to connect to any network. 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

Someone you just met while traveling has a great recommendation for a hotel. “I stayed there last week, it’s amazing. Have this card, they told me I'll have a discount whenever I go back there. Unfortunately I won’t be able to, why don't you use it?" read more

You and your buddies just arrived in South East Asia or Eastern Europe for a great vacation and want to have a good time. While trying to find out which are the hottest spots in town, you might be approached by people with ‘recommendations’. 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:
(with video below) This is one of the most common travel scams, especially when hot destinations are on everybody's mind. read more

You are visiting a famous location; let’s say, the Vatican or Eiffel Tower. As you are feeling very humble and overwhelmed, a woman holding a baby approaches you. She apologizes for interrupting and says this: read more

As travelers find amazing deals online nowadays, shady owners post great pictures and descriptions of their rooms, but when the tourists get there they find that they booked and paid for a room that is... 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

You are waiting for a train sitting on a bench. Let's say you're in Rome (it could be anywhere – Istanbul, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, etc). Somebody passes by and accidentally drops his wallet. Then this happens: 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

You are enjoying the friendly South East Asian or Middle Eastern markets and decide to get a henna tattoo. Be very careful with that, especially if you are in... read more

Scammers target couples and go straight to the girl, putting a rose in her hand. "Hold it, Hold it", the scammers might say with a friendly smile. As soon as the girl grabs the rose, this happens: read more

How the scam works:
(with video below) You are planning a great vacation in a different country. You book your hotel, rental car, auto insurance, and read more

How the scam works:(with video below exposing fakes) In the last few months, a well-designed travel brochure has been hitting millions of homes.... read more

The Flower Girl scam could happen to you in China in big touristy areas, in cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Taipei, Chengdu, Hong Kong, Nanjing, Wuhan, Shenyang, Hangzhou, and Chongqing. read more

Beware of the Old Prague Ham scam. Read this article and watch the video inside to see 10 other scams to avoid when visiting Czech Republic's capital city. read more

Cuban 3 Peso Banknote - As you are looking for cheap souvenirs to bring back from Cuba, you encounter a local who is “willing” to sell you a rare item: a 3 Peso Cuban banknote with Che Guevera on it. “This was printed in very limited amounts". read more

How the scam works:
(with video below) Imagine this scenario: you arrive in Mexico, Jamaica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, or any other exotic destination... read more

If you happen to be a tourist traveling right after a worldwide calamity (tsunami, hurricane, earthquake, or even a terrorist attack) you might face the unfortunate experience of having all possible flights cancelled. Here is how the scam works: read more

The Key Tossing Scam that happens mostly in place where sidewalks are crammed with patios and coffee shops. You are sitting at a table on the side of the street, really enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Then this happens: read more

You are admiring the energy that Times Square has and the beautiful vibe that thousands of people are creating. Then this happens: 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

This happens a lot in many European capitals. In order to pickpocket you, a gypsy woman throws her infant at you after a short introduction. read more

The Luggage Storage Key Scam begins when you walk in and somebody else is ready to leave, picking up his bag from the locker and inviting you to take over the empty one. read more

How the scam works:
A couple of "plumbers" show up at your hotel door dressed accordingly, carrying a bunch of tools. It could also be a couple of "e read more

How the scam works:
This has been reported to happen more in Cuba. There are girls standing near the beach offering cheap hair cuts to tourists. Whe read more

After pick pocketing tourists of their wallet, the crooks follow the victims to see what hotels they’re staying at. Then they call the hotel, asking to talk to the victim, as they know their full name. 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:
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:
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:
You are enjoying your Hong Kong trip immensely, and consider buying some souvenirs for back home. And there is your chance – a 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

It’s night and you are driving out of town. While you are thinking of getting to the hotel and getting some rest, a baby stroller in the middle of the road catches your attention. Then this happens: read more

Going to India or any other South Asian country soon? Be careful about the Cola Surrogate scam going around the hot destinations down there. Homemade drinks, sold as original refreshments. 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:
You are in Istanbul and want to do a tour of the beautiful Bosphorus, which links Europe to Asia. The tour promises a great half read more

How the scam works:
The victims of this scam are backpackers who go to countries like India or China with an open ticket for a few months. What happe read more

How the scam works:
Your exotic vacation has been great. You have a few days left on the beach, and one day decide to do something different: get hai read more

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