Travel Scams to Avoid

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Entertainment and sports events are a natural attraction for scam artists. Anyone is potential victim, but out-of-towners are especially vulnerable. Each year comes fresh tales of people traveling thousands of miles to attend an event only to discover that their package tour didn't include tickets or that the tickets they paid for by sending cash or money orders never really existed. Want to avoid becoming a travel scam victim on your next trip? Read on to find out the latest dirty tricks crooks are using.