Online Travel Vacation Scam

WHAT IS AN Online Travel Vacation Scam?

Scammers place online ads for a vacation at outrageously cheap prices. Upon leaving for the trip, victims find that the hotel accommodation and air travel they had paid for were never booked.

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  • Goods or services sold at incredibly low prices. These are often done in bad faith. If it is not a scam per se, there are often unclear terms and conditions attached, which are cause for concern
  • If a vendor does not clearly identify
  • Check with official sources such as the Singapore Tourism Board (www.stb.gov.sg) if the vendor is an accredited travel agent
  • Check with NATAS (www.natas.org.sg) for what to look out for when considering a trip
  • Be sure to

What to look out for

  • Goods or services sold at incredibly low prices. These are often done in bad faith. If it is not a scam per se, there are often unclear terms and conditions attached, which are cause for concern
  • If a vendor does not clearly identify

How to protect yourself

  • Check with official sources such as the Singapore Tourism Board (www.stb.gov.sg) if the vendor is an accredited travel agent
  • Check with NATAS (www.natas.org.sg) for what to look out for when considering a trip
  • Be sure to

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I had tried to book an apt for rent for 2 days on Agods/AirBnb

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Dear Sir/Madam,

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