The most indecisive or lazy go for the last-minute offers for these winter holidays. Booking with such a small margin requires extreme caution, because anxiety about traveling makes you lower your guard when buying online.
The worst scenario is to fall for scams "that could leave any tourist without a vacation for the rest of the season" due to the cost, according to a warning from PaynoPain, a fintech specialized in online payments. To distinguish them, all you have to do is be attentive and be wary of situations in which you are uncomfortable.
The first trick is to ignore links from emails, social networks and unknown portals, such as one that promises a luxury trip at a bargain price. According to a recent report by the National Institute of Cybersecurity (Incibe), the most common threats that affect tourism and leisure companies originate from email.
Then it's time to check the security of the pages, such as that they have the security lock next to the address and that it starts with https . It will also be necessary to be careful that they have a correct spelling, without misspelled words that show that it has been done from abroad.
If there are any doubts, you can always dive into the information on the portal. For example, with the opinions of other clients that are usually included in the websites. "Reviewing these comments, in addition to the profiles of those who write them, is another way to ensure that it is a legit web page," it is explained.
Also searching on social media helps. “If it is a fraudulent website, it will have complaints or signs that indicate so. And if you do not have a profile or no one has talked about it, it is best to avoid it, since it is most likely an unsafe page ”, they raise in PaynoPain. Seeing the comments on those profiles will throw more clues to avoid buying where it really isn't convenient.
If you are a victim of a scam or have doubts about the veracity of an online offer, the National Institute of Cybersecurity (Incibe) has a Cybersecurity Helpline -telephone 017-.