17 December 2018
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Travelers Urged to Avoid Online Vacation Rental Scams
and Illegal Vacation Rentals
Travelers are cautioned to take precautions to avoid illegal vacation rentals and/or internet-based scams aimed at those desiring to book vacation home rentals.
Online rental scams and illegal rentals are a worldwide problem, according to authorities. In a typical scam, a deposit or full payment is taken via a mailed check, wire money transfer or PayPal. Individuals essentially are charged to stay in a rental property that does not actually exist.
Fraudulent online listings often to appear