It’s summer vacation, and families all over the country are traveling and looking for great vacation deals. But, chances are if the deal is too good to be true, then it probably is.
According to a computer security company called McAfee, nearly 20% of people say they have been scammed or nearly scammed when booking a vacation online. And about 1/3 of those who are scammed say they lost between $1,000 to $3,000. To stay away from online scammers, McAfee recommends you only access websites verified as being safe by your security software and make sure you stick to trusted travel platforms to research your trip and pay for them.
Also, remember that while traveling, be aware of your cyber security. If you connect to public Wi-Fi in airports and hotels, you could potentially be putting private information at risk.