Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam prevention team wants people to know that when they are traveling, the luggage they have is often a target. In order to make sure that all of the things that you have packed away in your luggage are safe, you need to know how the scam artists will work to get it. It can happen in many different places from the airport to your taxi ride to the hotel, but the methods that the scam artists use does not vary much between the different locations.
Lifestyle Holidays Vacation Club Scam prevention team shares some useful information to help you avoid scam artists
- Thieves look for unattended luggage. If you leave your bag unattended in an airport or in a hotel lobby, you are putting it at risk. Make sure that you keep your eyes on your luggage at all times.
- They will pose as employees offering to help. There are plenty of people that working hotels and airports that are paid to help travelers with their bags. It is great to get help unless the person offering the help is not an employee of the business you are using. Before anyone helps you with your bags, check their identification to make sure they are real employees and not someone who is looking to score your luggage.
- They look for ordinary luggage. Many pieces of luggage look alike and the scam artists will use this to switch out your full bags for empty bags so you do not realize it has been taken. This can be prevented by making your bag unique. Adding bright ribbons or other touches of color can make it easier for you to identify your bag no matter where you are.