PUERTO PLATA, Dominican Republic, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Thanks largely to Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club's vigilant efforts to inform its members about scams in the industry; reports of financial fraud were reduced within the travel industry throughout the past year. One of the key factors in this decrease was this luxury vacation provider's vigilance in informing its members of the latest and most common travel scams. Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club knows that travelers are often specifically targeted because they are typically at-ease and relaxed while enjoying their getaways. As a leader in the travel industry, it is important to Lifestyle Holidays to maintain the integrity of the industry and ensure that future travelers feel secure in their vacation plans.
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club notes that the types of scams reported over the past year varied greatly. While the number of incidents decreased overall during 2013, some vacation planners reported being the victim of attempted financial theft from scam artists posing as resort representatives. What ends up happening is that the traveler may become uncomfortable and attempt to end the phone call, but the scam artist repeatedly calls back and begins harassing the traveler for personal information. The best advice for vacation planers who find themselves in this situation is to avoid giving out any personal information over the phone and notify the authorities of the attempted scam.
Because of Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club's scam and fraud tips that were distributed in 2013, thousands of travelers were able to enjoy their vacations completely stress-free. These travelers were able to stay safe by being aware of the signs of a scam. A public wireless access point may seem like a convenient option, but travelers need to beware, as criminal hackers can utilize such routers and gain access to information stored on laptops and smart phones. Also, it is wise to never distribute personal information over the phone to an unsolicited caller, no matter how official the call may appear. Always ask for verification or contact the resort or vacation provider directly.
The Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club travel tips and scam advice helped many people during the past year, and will continue to assist vacation planners, into the New Year. Armed with the latest scam prevention information, Lifestyle Holidays knows that 2014 will be the safest year to make travel plans.
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