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Old 03-08-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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travel scams to avoid

scam artists
Counterfeit merchandise
money scams
hotel that doesn’t live up to what’s advertised
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:13 AM   #2
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To help avoid being a victim of a travel scam, the American Society of Travel Agents provides the following suggestions when evaluating travel offers:



Be extremely skeptical about postcard and phone solicitations which say you've been selected to receive a fabulous vacation;


You should receive complete details in writing about any trip prior to payment. These details should include the total price; cancellation and change penalties, if any; and specific information about all components of the package;


If you insist on calling a 900 number in response to a travel solicitation, understand the charges and know the risks;


Walk away from high pressure sales presentations which don't allow you time to evaluate the offer, or which require that you disclose your income;


Be suspicious of companies which require that you wait at least 60 days to take your trip.
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