You plan your ski vacation well in advance, pray for snow, finally arrive at your destination and you're set, or so you think. There's always been a ton of internet scams, but ski vacation rental scams, unfortunately, are on the rise.
There are couple of different variations of them, but you could have been rented a condo or house that doesn't exist or been rented a property that isn't available. In either case, you're out of luck and you'll have to scramble to find lodging.
How can you avoid getting scammed? First of all, it's important to carefully check out who you're renting from. A good way to avoid scams is to book through the ski resort central reservations office, the local chamber of commerce or a reputable property management company. If you book directly through an individual you will need to check them out very carefully.
Here's information on the types of scams that prey on skiers, how to safely book a ski vacation rental property, and how to avoid scams.
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