Borough Insight

Sun? Ski? Staycation? Scam?

A happy holiday starts with booking it safely.Image: Holiday destination artwork with the \'Stay Save Online\' \' branding

The internet is by far the most popular place to research and book holidays and travel, offering fantastic choice, convenience and value. Unfortunately,however, fraudsters are always there in the shadows trying to scam you with holidays, accommodation and travel that don’t actually exist.

They use fake websites, listings, emails, advertisements, social media posts, texts and phone calls to lure you in, exploiting your desire for an annual family holiday or short break … whether it’s in Barbados or Bournemouth.

And at the moment, they’re still taking advantage of the fact it’s been a long time since many of us had a holiday, making us even keener to get away.

To help you avoid the financial losses and disappointment that can result from falling victim, Get Safe Online have put together some expert tips on searching and booking holidays and travel with confidence.

To read the tips visit the Get Safe Online website www.getsafeonline.org/holidaybooking/  where there are also other great internet safety tips on a range of subjects.

 

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