Booking holidays online is vastly preferable to the old ring-around method. It’s simple, convenient and you have a much better chance of landing a discount. However, it is also rife with potential dangers; especially if you’re new to online shopping. This infographic from AVG Technologies looks at how to avoid the scammers — both before and during your holiday.
The holiday season is nearly upon us, which means more people are planning trips away than any other time of the year. This has doubtlessly attracted the attention of online scammers looking to rip off careless holidaymakers.
“Scammers don’t take holidays. They take advantage of online shoppers who are in too much of a hurry to carefully consider the pages they are clicking through to, particularly if they are distracted by all the ad-heavy advertising and content on the pages they are surfing,” explains AVG’s Security Awareness Director Michael McKinnon.
To cover your back, McKinnon recommends buying from reputable and trusted sellers, avoiding upfront payments or “too good to be true” offers and keeping an eye out for fake phising emails and websites. You can see the rest of AVG’s suggestions in the infographic below: