Who wouldn't want to explore the wonders of the world, visit beautiful international tourist spots, learn from different cultures and people, or post amazing photos on your Instagram account with everyone's favorite hashtag "LivingTheDream," right? Given this reason, a lot of people nowadays would set aside a part of their money for their travel goals to come true.
But did you know that traveling outside your comfort zone can make you at risk of travel scams? The good news is, there is always a way to outsmart the scammers. You only have to keep these tips in mind.
MAKE SURE YOUR TAXI'S METER WORKS.
There are a lot of cab drivers, especially in airports or train stations that will offer you their service in exchange for a ridiculous price. Since this doesn't just happen in the metro, but almost everywhere, one must be ready to counterattack this tactic always.
To keep yourself safe from these drivers, make sure always to check if your taxi's meter is working properly before you step inside the car. Don't believe them if they say you'll be paying way cheaper with their meter's off. If they don't want to turn it on, then move on and choose another taxi, as stated by Expert Vagabond.
DON'T GET TEMPTED WITH "FREE TICKET" PROMOS ONLINE.
Traveling outside the country is costly. Though you can still avail some discounts, it is almost impossible for you to get your tickets for free. Unfortunately, some fake posts in social media offer such promos, which a lot of people are getting fascinated to.
These posts usually are linked to a site where moderators can ask some questions to their visitors freely. By answering those questions, scammers can already steal their information, which they could probably use for personal or even illegal reasons. So, make sure to stay off from offers such as this.
DON'T AVAIL TRAVEL PROMOS THAT ARE TOO CHEAP TO BE TRUE.
We always want to get the best out of our hard-earned money. Given this, a lot of people gets attracted to promos that could be 75 percent less than regular promo rates. But travel experts from Gulf News advise not to get blinded by these offers since it could cost you more hassle and invest much more money in the end.
Considered as "the most prevalent among offshore online travel agencies," scammers behind this tactic claim you could save hundreds of bucks by availing their promo. But then, there are still a lot of hidden fees you have to pay, which could cost higher than the regular promo rates available online.