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Holiday scams: Online holiday bargains could be bogus

7th July 2010

Almost one in three people who book holidays online do not confirm that the travel provider is legitimate, according to Get Safe Online.

 

Web users who book holidays online are being warned to follow precautions when booking their getaway. Research also shows that many holiday-makers are unaware of some of the most common holiday scams. The results show that 67% of people say they’ve never heard of holiday rental scams, 68% responded in the same way to the idea of bogus holiday sites, with 81% unfamiliar with ‘gap-year’ fraud.

 

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