Don’t fall for these scams!

I‘m often asked about the worst “gotchas” out there, and given that I wrote the book on the subject, I ought to know. But as I discover in this week’s personal finance column, the answer is constantly changing. You’ll want to read it to find out what scams to look for in 2012.

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Plus …

• Can you do every Orlando Disney park in one day? Yes, you can. And I did it. Here’s the full story in National Geographic Traveler’s Intelligent Travel blog.

• He took a bite of a croissant and found something inside that horrified him. Read the whole story here, and tell me if you think United Airlines did enough for him.

• Black mold in an Amtrak cabin? That’s what one passeger says she found. Should I help her get a full refund from Amtrak? Check out the photos and tell me what you think.

And finally, TSA agents do the strangest things. Don’t believe me? Check out my TSA Watch column on my site or over at the Huffington Post.

(Photo: 401K/Flickr)

Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is an author, journalist and consumer advocate. You can read more about him on his personal website or check out his adventures on his family adventure travel site. Contact him at Read more of Christopher's articles here.

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