If you are booking a holiday it pays to be cautious. 

With so many ways now to book a holiday the leisure industry is a magnet for fraudsters. What you think may be a legitimate site, very often is not. 

The statistics coming out of America give pause for thought.

Almost one in four American travelers reported booking on what they thought was a hotel website, only to find later it was another site, according to AHLA research released in April. That’s up dramatically from the just 6% of travelers who reported being duped by a lookalike in 2015

This article below which contains decent common sense measures you can take to protect yourself.