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A fifth of 18 to 25-year-olds have ‘experienced holiday scams or know someone who has’ 

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A fifth of 18 to 25-year-olds have ‘experienced holiday scams or know someone who has’ 

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Revealed: A fifth of 18 to 25-year-olds have ‘experienced holiday scams or know someone who has’, with men more confident than women that they wouldn’t fall for one

  • Figure is from a survey by Airbnb and online security experts Get Safe Online
  • Seven in 10 of those polled believe scams are becoming more convincing 
  • Nearly twice as many men than women are confident they’d never fall for a scam 

One in five (20 per cent) 18 to 25-year-olds have experienced holiday scams or know someone who has, a survey has found.

Airbnb and online security experts Get Safe Online released the findings as they urged people to stay safe when making a booking.

Seven in 10 (71 per cent) of the people surveyed believe scams are becoming more convincing.

One in five (20 per cent) 18 to 25-year-olds have experienced holiday scams or know someone who has, a survey has found (file image)

Nearly twice as many men than women are confident they would never fall for a scam (30 per cent versus 18 per cent), the survey of 2,000 people across the UK found.

Amanda Cupples, general manager for the UK and Northern Europe, Airbnb said: ‘With significant demand for travel following the lifting of restrictions, we want to make sure these are trips to remember –…

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