Traveling Plans? Tips to Avoid Scams this Summer Vacation 2024

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Attention! If you plan to travel this summer vacation 2024, it’s important to consider some recommendations to avoid falling for scams.

Traveling and discovering new places is one of the favorite activities of millions of Mexicans during the summer vacation 2024; however, there are some risks that could make you a victim of fraud, but how can you avoid this situation?

Remember that these days, it’s important to be aware of how and where purchases and vacation reservations are made.

What are the most common scams during summer vacation?

Watch out! The National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Financial Services Users (Condusef) shared that there are different ways in which cybercriminals operate during the holiday season, but what are they?

– Ghost Travel Agencies: Scammers pose as travel companies, causing economic losses from 5,000 to 30,000 pesos.

– Traveler Phishing: Criminals create websites and make them look like real companies, usually presenting an offer that’s too good to be true. When the victim falls for it, the thieves ask for banking and personal data, stealing your money. Scams are through WhatsApp or text messages.

How to avoid falling for scams during summer vacation 2024 in Mexico?

Take note and don’t fall into the trap! Given the increase in internet scams, authorities shared some recommendations so that Mexicans can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing vacation.

– Verify that the page is real: To do this, you can go to the Tourism Secretary of the place you will visit to check if the travel agency is registered, or you can visit the Profeco commercial bureau for information about the company.

– Don’t give your data to just anyone: Avoid sharing your personal and banking information on unknown websites.

– Use additional security tools: Install antivirus and antimalware software.

Source: TV Azteca