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Safe booking advice

Safe booking advice

How to stay safe when booking your holiday cottage

Summer ... a time of sun, sea ... and scammers! Unfortunately although still relatively rare, phishing - the practice of conning people out of sensitive information and especially money - is on the increase. Common scams include hacking into holiday owners emails and offering often 'too good to be true' deals to enquirers. The genuine owners know nothing of this - and the customers get scammed out of large amounts of money. While this is thankfully exceptional - it is always wise to take precautionary steps to minimise the risk of this happening to you.

Action Fraud say following these simple tips will help you stay safe when renting a holiday home online:

REMEMBER - while scams are relatively rare - a few simple precautions can ensure that you have a safe booking transaction and a very happy holiday!