Over 25% of Americans affected by travel scams

McAfee Labs identifies the top 10 ‘riskiest’ global destinations used by cybercriminals to scam vacationers when booking online

May 23, 2024

The report unpacks insights on emerging trends and scam risks in summer travel, and highlights Americans’ growing concerns over increasingly believable, AI-generated online scams, including deepfakes.

Key takeaways

  • Nearly 25% of victims lost $1,000 or more on a single travel scam;
  • More than 1 of 3 Americans say the rise of AI and deepfakes has decreased their level of trust in planning and booking vacations;
  • Berlin, Cyprus, London and Paris lead list of global destinations most often exploited by scammers to lead travelers to malware or risky sites.

Get the full story at McAfee

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