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TMCNet:  Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam Report Divulges the Top 5 Travel Scams of 2012

[December 21, 2012]

Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam Report Divulges the Top 5 Travel Scams of 2012

Chicago, Illinois, Dec 21, 2012 (PRWeb.com via COMTEX) -- The Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam Report is a collection of data that this travel club receives from members all year round. If there is ever a complaint about a scam, or a member that has an issue, the data is logged and compiled in the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam Report. There have been several popular travel scams this year which is why this travel club has listed the top 5 scams to watch out for when traveling at the end of this holiday season.

The Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam Report lists the first thing to watch out for as ATM Skimming Machines. All too often tourists choose to use ATMs to pull out money instead of having to deal with outrageous changing rates, so con artists have found that ATM machines are a great target for tourists. Thieves put a card reader on the machine which gives them all a traveler's information. To avoid this only use ATMs that are trustworthy inside a building, and keep an eye out for off cameras, or weird looking keypads.

The second scam will arrive in a traveler's email inbox, and promises the deal of a lifetime. This is generally just a way to get a traveler to call an agency, but the offers aren't totally accurate. Traveler's end up signing for a package that is sometimes triple the quoted cost, and the accommodations aren't even that nice, or don't exist. It's better to go through a reputable agency and avoid deals that seem "Too Good to Be True".

The next scams on the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam Report top 5 deal with hotels and cab drivers. When arriving in a new location it is easy to just hop in a cab, but sometimes these drivers have ulterior motives and will run up the meter or take travelers to the wrong location. To avoid this situation research top cabs to take when arriving in a new location. It is also recommended that travelers watch out for weird calls from the front desk asking to verify payment information. This is usually just someone trying to take advantage of a situation, never discuss things over the phone, and head down to the front desk instead.

The last scam on the top 5 of the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam Report is a social media scam. All too often everyone tells every detail of their lives on a social media platform, which makes it easy for thieves to see when a house is going to be empty. Be careful in giving away too much information, that way nobody knows when a person is away for the week, or just out of the house. These are a few ways that travelers can protect themselves this year, and have a better vacation which is why the Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam Report was developed in the first place.

**** Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club can be contacted at: Player Cofresi | 57000 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Telephone: 809-970-7777 Fax: 809-970-7465 Website: http://www.lifestyleholidaysvc.com Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/lifestyleholidaysvacation/scamreport/prweb10256375.htm PRWeb.com

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