Monthly Archives March 2014

Krystal Resort Cancun Highlights The Top Most Taxi Cab Scams

Krystal Resort Cancun members know that travelers often depend on taxis to help them get around. A taxi is often the fastest, most convenient and most affordable way to get around for many travelers. The only problem is that not all taxi drivers are honest. There are many that are looking to scam their fares out of some of the money they are carrying.

Krystal Resort Cancun members say that taxi scams come in many forms. There are some things that anyone should look out for before they fall victim to a taxi scam.

  • Make sure the meter is reset before you go anywhere – A driver will fail to reset the meter and the fare will end up being higher than it is supposed to be.
  • Watch out for long routes – It is not easy to know the shortest route in places that you travel to, but if you do, it can prevent a driver from running up the fare by taking the long way.
  • Don’t accept a broken meter – If the driver says the meter is broken and that they will charge a flat rate for the trip, you could be the victim of a scam. It is best to find a taxi with a working meter.
  • Extra fees – A taxi drive may charge to charge fees for extra passengers or for using the air conditioner or something similar. If you check the rules of the area you are traveling beforehand, you will know what fees are legitimate and what are not.

Most taxis are honest and with a little effort, it is easy to spot the taxis that are scammers remind the members of the Scam Prevention Team.

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Krystal Resort Cancun Warns that Scam Artists are Watching Travelers that use the Internet

Scam artist are enjoying all of the private information that they can get from travelers, and the Krystal Resort Cancun scam prevention team wants to make sure it does not happen to you. They often are able to get this information when the travelers use their mobile computer device on the public Wi-Fi networks that hotels offer. It is often possible for someone to gain access to the other computers on the public network without the individual knowing it is happening.

Scam artists will use the access to the computers in many ways. The most common thing they are looking for is private information such as credit card numbers and bank account information. If you do go online when using a public network that is offered by a hotel, stay away from the sites that store this type of private information. It is the best way to protect yourself from having this type of information falling into the wrong hands.

Krystal Resort Cancun warns that the fact that the scam artists take advantage of the hotels public Wi-Fi does not mean that it is not a good idea to use the public networks. It is all a matter of taking a few precautions such as having a good security and firewall software on the computer. More importantly, a traveler should be careful about the sites they visit.

If the sites use a password or contain any other type of private information they should not be visited. That is the type of things that should only be done on private and secure networks. Common sense is the best defense that a traveler has against the scam artists while staying at Krystal Resort Cancun.

 

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