Friday, 21 September 2018

Be Aware of these 3 Airport Scams!


It is a regular thing to hear stories as well as warnings about travel scams that take advantage of first time travellers and even experienced travellers. As a traveller, you need to be prepared and aware of what could lie ahead of you when you start your trip…

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Here are 3 airport scams you need to be aware of!

> Taxi Scam

There is always a taxi or airport transfer scam waiting for you at the Airport! Some airport shuttles that wait at the airport for passengers are in fact unlicensed and some will fool you into paying an insane, inflated price that will burn a hole in your pocket. These airport transfer scammers will do anything to take you for granted, even taking you on a longer route to your destination. 

These scams can happen anywhere, whether you’re in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban – do not put yourself at risk of financial loss or in a dangerous situation, book your airport transfer with Airport Shuttle today and you will get to your destination safely and at an affordable price.

> Overweight Luggage

This scam does not apply to all airports; however it is known to happen at a few of the less popular ones. Employees working at the airport, like the counter attendants who weigh your luggage, will fail to reset the scale before you put your luggage on and you’ll end up being over-charged for overweight luggage.

> Free Wi-Fi

Cyber criminals are always looking for easy ways to scam unknowing victims, and this is especially easy at the airport where internet users are always looking for a free Wi-Fi connection. Often hackers will set up a FREE Wi-Fi hotspot and once you connect to it, your private data and information will be stolen! Always be sure to switch off any automatic connections and do not connect to any hotspots that aren’t 100% safe and secure.

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