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Save Money, Skip Scams On Spring Break

by Casey Mysliwy / February 4th, 2016

Your midterms are finished, your bags are packed, and you're ready to embark on a week of forgetting academic cares. but don't let your relaxed mindset guide your vacation spending as well, or you'll be in for a rude financial awakening when you return to campus
You can curb spending and still enjoy a memorable trip. Here are six money-saving suggestions:

While you're having a blast on break, make sure you've covered your bases back home, too. Spring-break season can lead to "family scams," which occur when scammers call parents, claiming their vacationing child is in trouble. .
To prevent this, MoneyGram, a global money transfer company, recommends keeping a close eye on personal belongings when you're lying out on the beach or sipping drinks at local bars or clubs. Scammers often will steal student IDs or other identifying information to find parents they can swindle.
Check in with your parents a few times while you're on break. By letting them know you're safe and having a great time, you're also arming them with the information they need to spot a scam before it happens.

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