State warns of summer vacation scams and identity theft

As summer approaches and people begin to plan their vacations, the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance has issued a warning of the danger of scams. “Vacation scams occur when a stranger offers you a free or discounted cruise, travel club membership, exotic resort stay or rental property in exchange…

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Don’t fall for these 5 online vacation rental scams

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Do travelers trust online marketing for their vacation rentals? According to one recent website, 48 percent of us trust search engine results, and 42 percent trust banner ads when looking for vacation rentals. The proliferation of online scams, however, should give…

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Vacation revelation: notes on the aftermath of a massacre

This was supposed to be typical summer vacation marked with ocean views, fresh seafood, adult beverages with exotic names, an abundance of sun, and an even greater abundance of laughter. My close friend and I planned this getaway for more than a month—a weekend trip to charming, sun-soaked Charleston, South…

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