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Jill Stone

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Summer Travel Scams

travel scams

If anyone deserves a vacation, it’s you Meeting Planner! Here is a heads up on what’s going down with the latest travel scams. P2P or Peer-to-Peer: Some folks are opting to rent a house, loft or apartment as a unique and cost saving alternative to hotels. Airnb came about and this trend has caught on[...]

Aaaargh, Get Ye Off My Room Block!

There be pirates about, Meeting Planners. And I am not talking about the eye patch wearing, rum drinking types. These pirates are not out for your ship, but for your rooms. With growing frequency, conference organizers are seeing false companies, posing as housing bureaus or hotel representatives, and offering discount room rates to attendees. This[...]

The 12 Scams of Christmas

This was in the MPI (Meeting Professionals International) Texas Hill Country Chapter Newsletter, originally published in Austin Business Journal. McAfee Inc. released these top scams, calling it the 12 Scams of Christmas – the 12 most dangerous online scams this holiday season. Our cyber-health is so important.  When our computer’s act up, our business productivity[...]