Beware similar domains when booking travel online

A survey by McAfee indicated that 18% of respondents had been scammed or nearly scammed when booking a vacation online. An integral part of these scams is making use of domain names that sound a lot like a familiar or legitimate travel site while offering a deal considered “too good to be true,” according to McAfee.

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has several recommendations for ensuring that users do not fall prey to these scams.