If it looks too good to be true, it probably is


By Clinton Moodley 2h ago

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As attractive as that travel deal may sound, travellers need to be wary of scams online, especially as they plan upcoming holidays.

Bevan Smith, the head of risk: Visa Sub-Saharan Africa, said travellers booking holidays should be wary of scam artists.

“Scammers are aware that consumers are hunting for the best travel deals. They are utilising every tool at their disposal to sink their hooks into unwitting customers looking for rock-bottom prices, whether it’s airfare, hotel bookings, tour packages or car rentals,” he said.

Smith’s advice to travellers: “Do not get caught up in the excitement of having found your dream vacation package with an attractive price tag. A good rule of thumb to follow is: if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.”

Smith explained how scammers might swindle wanderlust travellers.

“Scammers have devised many ways to…

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