While planning for summer vacation, be careful not to fall victim to travel scams that could result in loss of money or possessions and even identity theft.
Watch what you are posting on social media. Most people know not to post travel dates on Facebook before they depart, but some still might post pictures of the beach or their hotel room while they are there.
George Washington Carver, the botanist and inventor — who as a black man in the Reconstruction era of 19th century America had reason upon reason for not succeeding — once observed, “Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.”
You answer the door and it’s someone selling magazine subscriptions.
The seller may claim that he/she is raising money for a school or charity. The subscription prices seem steep. In fact, they are typically three times the typical price. However, the money goes to a good cause, so you purchase one anyway.
The Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance is warning donors to avoid being taken advantage of by scammers who want to make money off of the Nepal earthquake tragedy. Before you donate, go to give.org to learn more about the charity.