Yes, we can travel more as Covid-19 restrictions ease! But scams related to travel are rising too. So before you start packing be aware, and use these tips to avoid losing sleep or your money:
💡Real or not? If a deal is too good to be true, it probably is! To check if a website is legitimate, make sure the links have https:// and only end with .com.
🔤Spell check! Established resorts never misspell or have a variation in their names.
🛂Check official sources: Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for updates. travel advisories and visa information. Use the National Association of Travel Agents Singapore to check if a travel agency is accredited.
🔐Don’t just share! Never give your bank account details over the phone. Make sure you complete online payments only through a secure payment option, via an authorised bank. Or pay in person at an accredited travel agency. Check this link to see if they’re listed with the Singapore Tourism Board.
📜Get insurance: These days, travel plans can get cancelled or changed, luggage may be lost, etc. It pays to get sufficient coverage for your needs.
To stay vigilant, read more about scams at www.scamalert.sg or call the Anti-Scam Hotline at 1800-722-6688.