6 New Travel Scams: Listen up before you pack your bags!

May 28, 2019



Planning a vacation this year? In this episode, we share tips to help you outsmart even the sneakiest thieves and avoid getting taken by new scams that can trip up even veteran travelers. Crooks are double charging Uber riders; shortchanging customers who use large bills; and stealing rental bikes to bilk you out of hundreds of dollars. They're even setting up fake hotel sites to get your credit-card info!


Plus, we cover:

  • What's up with the new WhatsApp scam.

  • Chemicals in cosmetics you might want to avoid. Here's a list of ingredients to watch out for (click here for more info):

    • Dibutyl phthalate and other pthalates;

    • Diethylhexyl phthalate;

    • Formaldehyde;

    • Formaldehyde releasers;

    • Mercury and related compounds;

    • Isobutyl­paraben;

    • Isopropy­lparaben;

    • Butylparaben;

    • Propylparaben;

    • Triclosan;

    • Carbon black;

    • Per- and Polyfluo­roalkyl substances (PFAS)


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