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How to avoid common travel and vacation scams

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Feb 29, 2016.

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    As usual, winter's been bleak. You're ready to go ... anywhere else. Somewhere warmer, brighter, more fun.

    And someone else is there waiting and ready to steal your information — and your money — in the process.

    Travel scams are ripe and ripening as the days grow longer, in some high and very low tech ways.

    + ALSO ON NETWORK WORLD IRS Scam: 5,000 victims cheated out of $26.5 million since 2013 +

    "The really staggering message that came through in 2015 was that it was the year attackers spent a lot less time and energy on really sophisticated technology intrusions and instead spent the year exploiting us," says Kevin Epstein, vice president of the Threat Operations Center at Proofpoint.

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