June 20, 2024

Common Vacation Scams and How to Avoid Them

Common Vacation Scams and How to Avoid Them

Deals for travel packages are alluring to unsuspecting consumers, but they are often the work of fraudsters.

Scammers lure in travelers with the promise of inexpensive trips and discounts to attractions, but in return they are infecting people’s accounts with malware and stealing their personal information. Other cybercriminals are quick to take advantage of people focusing on enjoying their holiday and send phishing emails and texts to obtain data.

‘Too Good To Be True’ Vacation Deals

Cybercriminals are successful because they offer vacation packages that are “too good to be true,” Archie Agarwal, CEO at ThreatModeler, a Jersey City, New Jersey-based automated threat modeling provider, told TheStreet.