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Summertime Scams

By Scam Awareness | July 10, 2017

Summer is a time for most to kick back and relax with family and friends. But, don't be too quick to put down your guard when it comes to recognizing these common summer scams, according to CBS News. Awareness is the first step towards taking meaningful actions to ensure your safety and security!

For those looking for that perfect summer rental, be a little cautious with any online posts. Take time to talk to a real estate agent or confirm the person listing the rental is the actual property owner.

If you're staying at a hotel, don't fall for the increasingly common 'front desk scam,' where you get a call from the supposed front desk of a hotel asking you to reconfirm your credit card number after a payment malfunction. Instead, call back or go to the front desk to provide this sensitive information.  

Finally, while traveling, beware of making transactions on any free Wi-Fi. Because it's an open network, it might not be secure! Use a virtual private network (VPN) for any transactions involving sensitive information.

By following these simple steps, you can save yourself from a world of disappointment and enjoy the rest of your summer!

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