As you start to count down the days until you hit the beach or travel abroad for your summer vacation, make sure you are taking steps to ensure that your dream vacation doesn’t become a nightmare.
Do some research
Don’t pay for “prize” vacations
No legitimate company will ask you to pay for a prize so if they insist, make sure it’s really a prize that you won and they aren’t trying to scam you.
Understand the terms
Make sure you fully understand what you’re signing before you do. If someone tries to rush you without giving you time to consider the offer say “no thanks.”
Use a credit card
If possible, use a credit card for your travel spending. This gives you more protection than paying by cash or debit card. Check out SEFCU’s credit cards.
Protect your identity
When traveling there are a few steps you can take to ensure that you and your information remain secure.