Book Your Next Holiday Avoiding Any Scam17/06/2019
Are you thing of booking holiday anytime soon? It might be joyful for you. For some people it is a nightmare. Because victim of a scam while booking your holidays is not very uncommon now-a-days. Scammer use open door policies to target their potential victims.
Scammers are always love to target their victims for fraudulent purposes mostly financial.
According to Mcafee, an online security provider reveals that 1 out 5 Aussies are a victim of online scam. They only find out to be scammed or nearly scammed only once it is a time to book their holiday.
Currently, this figure stands at 32%.
However, only 28% of the victim realised they were scammed, once they check-in to their holiday accommodation. While only 40% of the people are aware of any online scam.
Mcafee also reveals that five locations are the most common fraudulent target for scammers. Thailand, India, Philippines and the UK are the listed hotspots among scammers.
Here are five locations where Aussies are a victims of a holiday scam:
- New Delhi, India
- Bangkok, Thailand
- London, England
- Phuket, Thailand
- Manila, Philippines
The cyber criminals take the advantage of high volume of searches for accommodation and holiday deals in these popular destinations. They also send potential victims to a malicious websites using links, pop-up or messages.
In general eyes which seems like real but on the opposite it is totally different.
There is no doubt online is the biggest market place for the cyber scammers. Where they can easily look up for their victims for their potential targets. This includes transaction frauds for an example using credit or debit card in-particularly.
But there are some excellent that can help to get rid of this unpredictable situation.
In order to avoiding yourself as a potential victim of cyber crime, do not open any link you normally receive on email, social media or instant messaging apps.
It will be a wise idea if you consider youself as a technologist and learn how to protect yourself in the event of a scam.