Luckily for travelers there are companies out there like Travel To Go which have made reducing travel scams one of its primary goals this year in an attempt to reduce the negative effects that they can have on the travel industry as a whole.
Over the past few months of 2014, the Travel To Go scams outreach is in full effect, and scammers will find it harder than ever to take advantage of travelers. Largely thanks to the brand's continuous efforts in engaging travelers and alerting them to the sorts of activities to look out for, the criminals can no longer get away with their trickery so easily.
Before caller ID was a common technology, it was difficult to ascertain if an individual was calling from a legitimate number. Now, vacation planners can see the company name spelled out in front of them, even across their television screens sometimes, before they even answer the phone. Even so, criminals have devised ways to trick caller ID systems. One of Travel To Go's most effective tips to reduce scams is to never give personal information out over the phone to unsolicited callers.
According to Travel To Go, scams to watch out for in 2014 also include the pizza delivery scam. This scam involves resort guests finding a pamphlet at their door that offers discounts for a local pizza restaurant. The scam is that there is not a local pizza restaurant, and the number is just a bogus number that was setup by a scam artist. Once the pizza order is placed, the scam artist has the credit card information, and can proceed from there. It's always best to pay in-person for food while vacationing.
Travel To Go knows that travelers armed with this knowledge will be much safer and ready to avoid being the victims of scams all throughout 2014. For more information on Travel To Go’s services, visit http://www.traveltogo.com.
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