Sensible travelers would know that fraud and scams are probably waiting for them out there in their place of destination. That is one continuing risk of traveling although it can be avoided. Not many however realize that they can be scammed right in their own homes even before they board a plane. They can lose money by giving their money “voluntarily” without scammers breaking a sweat.
Daniel Perlman, a highly experienced criminal defense attorney can attest to the realities of Internet crimes, having had handled a good number of them. They are happening and it can happen to unsuspecting travelers. Check out these most common Internet fraud and scams that target travelers.
Property Owner Posers
Travelers will always be on the lookout for the best accommodation deals. Who wouldn’t want the chance to be billeted in style for an unbelievably low price? There’s the catch right there – the unbelievably low price. If it’s too good to be true, it probably is. A number of tech-savvy and experienced travelers have been tricked into paying to people who do not have the authority to represent a rental vacation home. They usually get the contact details from legitimate listing sites or through websites posing as the real one. These travelers will learn soon enough that the money they sent through bank transfer to an account given to them will go straight to the pockets of property owner posers.
Many travelers have been gypped into making deposits or paying in full for vacation or accommodation facilities that do not exist. Scammers will also make use fake websites, using images and specifications grabbed from legitimate facilities. What could be worse than finding one’s self in a foreign land without ready accommodation that is supposed to have been paid for? It really pays to check the sites we deal with. Looking through reviews or asking around from other travelers might just give the timely information that no such place exists.
This kind of fraud makes use of a real place and real owners or brokers. The thing is, some do tend to misrepresent what they are offering. They would find the perfect euphemisms to hide the real state of the place they are offering. So instead of saying that “it is very difficult to reach the place”, they will be using words like ” affords weary travelers the utmost privacy desired”. After all, both descriptions can refer to how far the place is from major routes. And we haven’t started about the facilities yet.
So travelers beware!
Posted on August 14, 2014 at by Teresa Martinez
When one has a blog, every effort should be exerted to bring it to a higher level in terms or quality and reach. Blog owners would not leave any stone unturned to make their blogs work. Thus a tech blog finds its way in a reputable technology blog directory, a food blogger becomes a member of a respected related community, or a fashion blog gets a suitable makeover to fit the image. Whatever niche bloggers choose to focus on, there will be a need to have a dependable equipment to work with especially on a mobile environment. A laptop has become as important as a change of clothes while traveling to ensure continuous documenting and posting while on travel.
What to Look For in a Travel Laptop
Before you start thinking of where to look for the best travel laptop, you need to consider certain factors that will make it an ideal travel companion. You should be thinking about the size and weight, the price, battery life, certain specifications, and of course, the risks. The ideal travel laptop is something that addresses all these.
It is very easy to understand why a traveling blogger should be thinking about size and weight. Heavy and bulky laptops are obviously burdensome when going from one place to another. Battery life is a crucial issue because you’ll never know when you’ll end up in a place with no recharging or replacement options. Depending on what type of work a blogger needs to accomplish while on travel, there may be certain laptop specifications that may be required. The price and the risk involved are important factors to consider as well since there is higher possibility of loss and theft while on travel.
Where Do You Find the Best Travel Laptop?
Finding the best travel laptop is subjective since what works efficiently for one setting may not function as such in another. It would be best therefore to look for recommendations from actual users who have worked in the same environment as you expect to do in your travel. Determine the bulk of your expected work. Will you be traveling to a luxurious resort in the Pacific Islands or will you be going to a relatively unexplored rainforest in Africa? These can be two extreme situations in terms of considering laptop durability and connectivity.
Do not just rely on marketing information as provided by manufacturers. After going through them and reducing your choices to those which appeal to you, help yourself find the best travel laptop for your use by researching on reviews and personal accounts generously provided by many laptop users. You might hit a few misses along the way but experience will definitely teach you to choose better.
Posted on May 3, 2014 at by Teresa Martinez
While tablets are the best friends of youngsters today, the laptop is still the most reliable for business people constantly on the move. The device, being the portable version of the desktop computer, is capable of performing both light and heavy tasks even when a business professional is traveling to other places.
But with the numerous brands and models of laptops on the market these days, it can be a real challenge to choose the best one that fits your lifestyle and budget. Experts recommend a laptop with 13-inch or 14-inch display and one that weighs less than five pounds. This type of device is easy to bring along wherever you may be heading to and still powerful to accomplish your business tasks while in a remote location.
Lenovo ThinkPad X240
The traveling businessman will definitely benefit greatly from the Lenovo ThinkPad which boasts of having the longest battery life for a laptop. A fully charged battery can last foro more than 20 hours so you can be sure to do your work seamlessly even while on a long-haul flight. Read more…
Posted on March 22, 2014 at by Guest Blogger
Contrary to what most people think, you can travel and work to get your regular overseas fix, and even linger a while in foreign lands. A balance can be found between the two, but of course it can be a challenge to establish it.
Here are some ways you can think about making work and travel coexist in your life. Read more…
Posted on March 7, 2014 at by dave
We all know that Instagram is used on smartphones and don’t often hear enough about it being used in desktops and laptops. Does this mean then that it is not possible to use Instagram on laptops? Apparently, this is not the case.
There are those who are suggesting that we this can be done by simply signing up with Instagram but it would take a little more than that to be able to participate in insta challenges of your own without a smartphone. Let us consider the possible options.
It took a while before Android users had the chance to use Instagram on their computers. Instagrille offers one of the available options in the form of an app for accessing Instagram with the use of a personal computer. Instagrille is now known as Pixsta.
Webstagram is an Instagram web viewer. It allows users to view the photos of all the people they follow. It likewise allows users to like and comment on photos, follow and unfollow other users, and browse popular photos.
Webbygram is another app that makes it possible to have the Instagram experience on a desktop or laptop. That is still minus the ability to upload photos though.
There are other options available, all with the intent of providing the closest Instagram experience ever using a desktop or laptop. This “mobile first” experience may yet get better in Android devices.
Posted on January 19, 2014 at by Guest Blogger