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How to avoid holiday acommodation scams

from Adelina Moisan, Fsp Invest to 28 Nov. 2014

Tags: holiday accommodation scams, avoid holiday scams, scams in travel industry, booking scams


The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also a perfect opportunity for holiday accommodation scams. Last-minute travelers are particularly vulnerable to such scams.

To protect yourself from holiday accommodation scams and make sure your holiday booking is legitimate, consider the following tips.



1. Request references from the person advertising the holiday deal
 
Politely ask the advertiser for a couple of references, to check that the advertised locations actually exist and that he/she is a respectable person.
 
2. Contact the advertiser by phone, not by email
 
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