Welcome to the Oregon FBI’s Tech Tuesday segment. Today: Building a digital defense against travel scams.
It seems as though everyone is desperate to escape this summer… to go anywhere other than your basement office or the neighborhood park. And, finally, with lockdowns lifting, we are getting the chance to travel.
Beware though – scammers are not going to let such a good opportunity go to waste. Your desire to get out drives their desire to cash out at your expense.
Here are some tips from our friends at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC):
- Watch out for offers of a “free” vacation that require you to pay fees or taxes to get it.
- Pay attention to the details. You get…