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Travelers being where it.
You can be a prime target for spammers.
Who want your money and -- your identity.
Travelocity senior editor Courtney Scott is here with his again to let us know exactly what we need to know thank you for joining yes thanks for having me says spring and summer heating up a lot of people will be traveling the first thing that you wanted to talk about is something you experience yourself and that is the luggage is the yes what happened here is your hailing a taxi you put your bag in the trunk -- in the back seat.
The -- -- a chance to get in the car that taxi -- dives off with all of your belongings.
Happened to be in Rome they can really happen anywhere a couple of things to avoid this.
Use a taxi stand it's more reputable place to catch a taxi and there's usually someone overseeing the process.
Or asked the driver to get out of the car to help you with your luggage tonight and get in the taxi together and drive off to get that makes sense -- very good tip okay up next sending this called the -- the hotel -- hacker sent -- a wave of hotel locks being broken into last fall.
Did the device that was used actually look like a dry erase marker and this just shows how technology is creating a whole new wave of scams.
To keep belonging safe in the hotel.
Used the safe that's in every and that's -- therefore a lot of people forget there in a hurry they run out all their belongings that left behind I also -- -- -- stop it's super easy to put your luggage.
If you're in the -- -- -- a lot of extra layer protection.
That would -- -- that that's got an idea something that I'm also I'm always very leery Evan that is free white high.
At the scene you show up to cafe or airport terminal on you thinking well this is -- radio I am getting.
Free Wi-Fi service here nothing you know no hot spot no charges.
There's -- -- -- and -- could be hacking -- on your information -- intentionally leaving that network open again so always is you know hot -- like -- our Skype Wi-Fi and catch a password protected now a lot of the grade deals seem to be found on social media that you say should be -- -- -- online -- can you -- there are a lot of impostors out there that are a lurking on the Internet and using social media to catch your attention with a great -- -- -- So use reputable online travel agencies like -- have a -- to -- that -- -- -- built into the process.
And I'm Chester got if something sounds too good to be true it probably.
That's OK and once you get to where you're going also be aware of tourists -- -- -- you know you -- -- foreign countries some -- -- -- -- really nice looking brochure -- -- toward the outside surrounding area.
What you don't realize is that likely it's it's not what it's all cracked up to -- I each up on the -- YouTube that person who organizes the tour is getting commission off all the places that you're going.
I'm really it's not what it not doesn't really look like the Torre sent up -- -- it's important keynote -- before hand that tracks the sources look online trust your gut at -- at that exactly thank you Courtney being the state joining us this morning -- have a great week.
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