Travel tips: Do you do travel booking online? Keep these things in mind, otherwise, you will become a victim of scams!
Many people like to travel a lot. Many people keep going to their hometowns. Nowadays many people prefer to book online for wherever they go. Now if you have also booked your travel online then today's news may surprise you. Because according to a new report by antivirus company McAfee, cases of online travel booking scams are on the rise in India. Due to this scam, about 51 percent of people have lost their money so far and people are still falling prey to all this. The report surveyed 7000 people from 7 countries including 1000 from India. This shows that Indian travelers are at a higher risk of this scam. So let's know about this scam in detail...
36% of victims have reported that their identity has been stolen during the online booking process. When they log in to the fake website, they are asked for several details. Also, the links are given which need to be clicked. The most shocking thing is that about 13 percent of people have also shared their passport details on fake websites. Theft has been detected.
Not using a VPN
According to reports, 33 percent of people admitted that they do not use Virtual Private Networks or VPNs often. Not using a VPN increases the incidence of internet interception and data theft. McAfee says that using a VPN helps travelers secure their connections when banking, shopping, and browsing online.
Public Wi-Fi hotspots are dangerous
Many times we start planning trips by connecting to public Wi-Fi. But this can be very dangerous. Using free internet without any precautions can empty your bank account. 38 percent admitted that they use public Wi-Fi in airports, cafes, etc. But because of this, your phone can be hacked
Using fake websites
According to the report, 27 percent of Indians admitted that they made payments through fake platforms which made it easy for hackers to steal their money. Hackers ask customers to make payments through fake websites created by hackers instead of official websites. Users then pay and the money goes directly to the hackers, often out of fear that other funds in the account will also be laundered.
Leaving the account login in the hotel
Many times when we go out for a walk, we take the hotel there. At the same time, many times people leave their account login. In the survey, about 29 percent admitted that they left their account login in a hotel. Doing so may put your personal information at risk.