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Online scams target bargain-hunting holiday travelers

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May
2023
Online scams target bargain-hunting holiday travelers

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30% of adults have fallen victim or know someone who has fallen victim to an online scam while trying to save money when booking travel, according to McAfee.

34% of those who had money stolen have lost over $1,000 before their trip has even begun, while 66% lost up to $1,000.

Too good to be true

62% of all vacationers will travel domestically this year and 42% will do so internationally. With inflation and the cost-of-living crisis, the research reveals new concerns for leisure-seekers who, in their quest for a good deal, may be more likely to fall for a scam.

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