Starpoint Resort Group Warns Travelers of Possible Scams While Vacationing in 2014
Starpoint Resort Group shares safety tips with travelers to help avoid scams in the industry.
Cyber scams are particularly prevalent in today’s digital age. Vacationers abroad should never use debit cards in conjunction with their pins, as cyber stalkers can use that information to make fraudulent purchases. Likewise, Starpoint Resort Club suggests using secure Wi-Fi connections and avoiding using public computers when completing password sensitive or banking transactions.
Some of the common scams that travelers may encounter include money scams¾this is where an individual or group tries to deceive a traveler or charge them more money for a service than is reasonable, deceiving consumers or coercing them into buying services they do not need. Starpoint Resort Group advocates for prevention and being aware of possible scams happening around the location of a traveler’s trip.
In general, sticking with a group of people, not answering simple questions from strangers such as where the hotel is, what member’s plans are while vacationing, if they are alone, etc. will help eliminate some of the scam risks.
Most vacationers are, by nature, trusting, pleasant and polite. Many times, scammers rely on this personality trait in order to take advantage of individuals. Be wary of helpful locals offering deals on products or services that seem too good to be true. Oftentimes this merchandise is either stolen or fraudulent.
Starpoint Resort Group advises travelers to research local scams that might be happening in their area of travel. One common scam is to have someone ask for a charitable donation for a worthy cause. Typically this will be an older person who looks as if they are in need. They might try to sell food, take travelers to a tourist-heavy destination or simply ask for money. Sometimes, these individuals are part of a bigger scam that benefits them, rather than an organization.
Knowledge is a great weapon against becoming a victim of scam artists. Starpoint Resort Group wants its members to be safe and enjoy a hassle-free vacation this year. Many more tips may be found online at http://www.starpointresortgroup.com.
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