Top 10 Signs of a Possible Travel Scam.A scam is an illegal trick, usually with the purpose of
getting money from people or avoiding paying tax
1. Advance Payment is Required Without a Written Contract
. Travel payments often are made before a trip, but you are entitled to a written contract stating the product(s) for which you are paying. This is true whether it's a deposit or payment-in-full. Scammers often attempt to gain your trust with friendly phone pitches that result in credit card transactions. Reputable vendors will always spell out their offers in writing.
2. Transactions by Courier Service Rather than Post Office
. Anyone who insists on transacting travel business using only a courier service should be treated with suspicion. It's quite possible they're trying to avoid mail fraud statutes.
3. Transaction Can Only Be Carried Out by Telephone
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