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Don't be a travel scam victim

No one is immune from becoming the victim of a scam, but with a little knowledge you might avoid being an easy target.

Scams are often effective because of their simplicity, and many are variations on a handful of classic rip-offs that have been around for centuries, says Mark Orwoll, international editor of Travel + Leisure magazine.

Protect yourself by visiting the U.S. Department of State website Travel.state.gov for the most up-to-date travel warnings and alerts.

"The key thing we recommend for anyone planning to travel overseas is to do as much research as possible," says State Department spokesman Andy Laine.

In the meantime, watch out for these new twists on classic travel scams.


 

 

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