In 2014, millions of travelers will fall victim to scam artists and scams that they simply were not aware of. Eccentry Holidays is offering travelers tips that are designed to reduce the number of travelers who end up affected by vacation-ruining scams.
Eccentry Holidays tips are quick to point out that travelers should never distribute credit card information over the telephone to businesses they are not familiar with. A common travel scam seen increasingly across the country is for scam artists to create a fake advertisement for a local business that features great discounts and sales for guests staying at the targeted resort. Travelers will see these ads as a great way to save on delivery food and call the number posted in the advertisement, which ultimately is a bogus number. The scam artist posing as the business will then collect the credit card information that the traveler provides to them.
The tips from Eccentry Holidays also target airport scams commonly seen by travelers. While not necessarily a new scam, these sorts of criminal activities are seen commonly enough that it warrants a reminder for travelers. In this particular scam, two thieves will work together to steal from an unaware traveler. One scam artists will “accidently” spill a drink or food onto a traveler sitting at a cafe. During the confusion the second scam artist will swoop in and make off with the distracted traveler’s bag or cell phone. No matter what happens, always keep an eye on personal belongings and never leave items unattended.
The final piece of advice from Eccentry Holidays is for travelers to leave all irreplaceable valuables at home. Not only does this entirely eliminate the chances of an item being stolen, but it also is one less thing to pack and haul around to all of the planned destinations.
With these scam prevention tips, Eccentry Holidays hopes that all travelers have a safe and secure 2015 vacation experience.read more