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Online scams increase during summertime travels, cybersecurity experts warn

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PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.– Online scams and malware have always been a problem, but summertime travel means an increase in this type of activity, according to cybersecurity experts, WPTV reports.

Ian Marlow, cybersecurity expert, and CEO of cybersecurity company FitechGelb in Boca Raton said, “For some reason, Americans on vacation often believe cybersecurity thieves are on vacation as well,”

Marlow advises summer travelers to be wary of free WIFI, and make sure the network they join is official, whether it’s at an airport or a hotel.

According to Marlow, travelers should also be cautious of what they are plugging their devices into.

Hackers and scammers will often load malware into USB plugs which can steal personal information from the device.

Email and social media scams also see an increase during the summertime in the form of travel-related emails and texts.