INDIANA – Attorney General Todd Rokita cautions Hoosiers to be smart and safe as they prepare for spring break. For many, it is a time to relax, recharge, and take a break from school. But an essential part of enjoying spring break is ensuring everyone stays safe.
“If you’re planning a vacation over spring break, do your homework,” said Attorney General Rokita. “When planning a trip, be sure to keep an eye out for potential scams related to resorts or heavily discounted amusement park tickets. Once you are there, use good judgment when sharing details online about your trip.”
Whether it be avoiding a scam or staying safe while at your destination, here are a few tips to follow:
- Avoid high-pressure sales pitches before you book a trip.
- Read the fine print in the contract before you sign it. It will tell you about the conditions under which the operator can change or cancel the trip and the rules and penalties for cancellation.
- Remember when considering spring break offers that if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
- Pay by credit card. It gives you more protection than cash or checks.
- Lock your valuables in your trunk or hotel safe.
- Watch the weather. Storms can move in fast, so go to a safe place if you see lightning, hear thunder, or experience strong winds.
- Use good judgment when checking in on Facebook and other social media sites and consider changing your privacy settings on your trip.
If you feel you’ve experienced a spring break scam, please file a complaint here with Attorney General Rokita’s office.