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Avoiding Spring Break Scams

An
official with the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer
Protection advises residents watch out for Spring Break scams. Frank Frassetto
says that includes the Grandparents scam. He recommends learning where family
members are going to be in case a scammer calls and says a child or grandchild
is in trouble and need money to get out of it. Other tips for travelers include
alerting your financial institutions, putting your mail on hold, limiting
what’s in your wallet, packing a second credit card, and verifying your
reservations. Frassetto recommends being careful about booking online and doing
research to make sure you are up-to-date on possible scams. It’s also
recommended you be careful about the information you post on social media sites
and limit who is able to see those postings.