Again your mother was right. Actually, he was right twice. One, there is nothing free in life, and two if it seems too good to be true, probably this is it. One of the biggest and longest cheat is one of the biggest scams in which you are a beloved man. You said you were winning a vacation package or a glamorous cruise. If it's not completely "free," these "agents" say they can get a dream tour for a rock-bottom price. At this point, like many other law-abiding citizens, begins to think "what might be wrong?" You see a lot of things.
Let's start with the obvious: do not get a vacation. Obviously, there are rare packages from renowned travel agencies that can be free, but they are wrong on the side of caution. The most common travel and holiday scams include:
Dubious Travel Agency Scam – You are called and told you to get a free holiday package, but you have to pay "fees" to maintain this option. After the payment of the fees, the "travel agency" was no longer available. The phone line is disconnected and there is no way to recover your money. The other version of fraud tells you that you have been on a luxurious vacation very well, but this is only for "limited time". Next, we ask you to pay a "payment fee" (and this is usually a large amount) to secure the slot. After the payment, only the "travel agency" informs you that the holiday dates are unavailable or after a while tells you that the offer has "expired". Then the "Agent" disappears, along with his money.
Airfares for free – Called here and say that you've won two tickets to such great places as the Bahamas. What they do not say is that you have to book the hotel and buy your food from the company that issued the tickets. If you stop and perform math before accepting this "free ticket" bid, you can easily calculate that the amount of food and accommodation simply covers the cost of the airplane because the prices are so inflated
. "Free Breaks" – You're always flying to Hawaii or Mexico, ready for your vacation, but you realize you're in a small and dirty inn with bad food. If you sign out, you will be told to cancel your return ticket. So you can either stay in your bad hotel or pay a terribly inflated fee to get out of it so you can sleep in a decent hotel.
The Time Share scam – you get a free vacation, but before you enjoy, you need to sit down on the show of a timeshare vendor. Sometimes it does not speak about a compulsory time-sharing performance before it reaches the destination. Often, they get food tickets and accommodations, people have been forced to sit through long shows, and ultimately are forced to sign contracts that are also fraudulent. In some cases, when holidaymakers are trying to escape, these sales agents have been subjected to harassment and other unscrupulous tactics.
"Be a travel agent" scam – Someone says it's better to be a travel agent because it saves a lot of money in the long run. As travel agents, they say you have plenty of freedom and free time on vacation. The catch is that they have to pay them a "prize" to be an immediate travel agent and once you become, you will realize that you can not take advantage of the discounts because your ID is not recognized by any travel authority either.
Deceptive Holiday Discount Cards – You pay for a holiday card thinker makes your vacation a little cheaper, but then you realize that your card has so many limitations that you can not get the benefits you are entitled to. OR if you get a discount, you just took a "special price" and still get the same price as everyone else pays.
Protect yourself from these travel scams by following the intestines and skeptics. Do not be afraid to say no, and stop yourself when these "agents" become overwhelming. Never enter your credit card number on the phone at the "reservation" name. If they give you a deadline, tell them you have to think; Hurry is usually a sign of fraud. Before you accept the package, go to the distance – check the hotel, the airline, etc. – and make sure you're working with this promotion at the price that the agent says. Purchase tickets and packages from original agencies and personally, if possible, and remember that phone calls or spam e-mail offers are more likely to be cheating.
Source by Michael Russell