It is the time of the year where everybody wants to relax and unwind and spoil their families by treating them to a vacation, or so it may seem. Now is the perfect time for scammers to get to work on the unvigilant masses heading off to all sorts of destinations locally and abroad. This could include false resorts advertising as legitimate entities getting you to pay for non-existent accommodation or even phishing links advertised as travel agencies offering ridiculous deals. Some scammers would even pose as charity organisations requiring to take underprivileged children to the coast or any other destination by utilising social engineering and emotional blackmail which many people fall victim to this specific fraud. Other festive frauds may include by hotels/guest houses advertising their locations falsely claiming to be near beaches and so forth whereas this is far from the case and they do exist but are located nowhere near such amenities. Airport shuttles can also rip off their customers by overcharging them by approaching them at the last minute.
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