If only scammers took summers off. Since they don’t, your Better Business Bureau has rounded up some summertime tips to help you and your family avoid some of the seasonal “tourist traps” that scammers hope you’ll fall into during this vacation season.
When dealing with online sites like Homeaway or VRBO, be sure to do your homework. These sites are designed to be a venue between the traveler and property owner. They don't prescreen or perform background checks on the individuals posting on the site. The Internet is full of accounts from disappointed travelers who thought they were going to be visiting that perfect summer vacation spot. Here are some recommendations to assure yours is a good experience:
For many of us the summer season is the only time the family can vacation together. With the proper precautions, there is no reason this family fun time should be adversely effected by those seeking to rip you off. Just be sure that you do your homework before leaving your home for summer travel.