LOS ANGELES, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Grand Travel Worldwide always strives to be on the forefront of scam prevention efforts in the industry. Its latest bulletin is for travelers planning on staying at resorts during their spring vacations. After monitoring the industry for months, Grand Travel Worldwide has compiled a list of ways that scam artists are attempting to scam travelers staying at resorts all around the world. From New York to Paris to Hong Kong, staying in a resort for the entire vacation can still expose travelers to individuals determined to compromise a vacationer's financial security, or make a quick dollar off of a quick scam. The following information is designed to help travelers combat the threat of scammers while they are on vacation and to protect themselves from being targeted.
According to Grand Travel Worldwide, scam activity has been reported to now include the "coupon scam." The latest evolution in scam artists' arsenals is bogus discount menus and coupons, which are slid under doors at resorts. When guests retrieve the documents they see offers of cheap food or events that require reservations. Always looking for ways to save money while traveling, guests eagerly take up the offer and call the number presented on the coupon. Travelers should be extremely careful about how they handle situations like these, as a scammer could be on the other end, waiting to attain the traveler's personal information.
Grand Travel Worldwide also suggests that travelers be extra cautious whenever they are called by a number they do not recognize, even if the caller-ID tags it as a number from the resort itself. Sometimes a scam artist will utilize a payphone within the resort's property and call rooms, posing as service staff. A bogus claim will be made that necessitates the need for the guest to present credit card information. If a traveler finds themselves caught in a similar position, they should immediately end the telephone call and go visit the front desk to determine if the claim is legitimate or not. A reputable company will never ask for personal information during an unsolicited telephone call.
Grand Travel Worldwide's scam prevention tips are designed to keep the travelers aware of the latest methods that scam artists are attempting to take advantage of them while they are on vacation. When travelers are aware of these methods, they are taking a massive step towards safeguarding themselves from being targeted and taken advantage of.
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