I thought I was on Tripadvisor I always book my travel on this safe site. I booked my hotel I always stay. When I printed out the confirmation it said Cancelon. I thought "what is this my hotel is cancel?" The reservation was for more then the other sites I had just been on. I went on line to see what Cancelon was and I got all these BAD reviews. I was so scared that I had just lost 300.00. I called my hotel right away, I asked them if I had an reservation and if it was secure.
They said it was through a 3rd party but it had been made. I went back into the site to see what could of happen. I notice when I went into the Tripadvisor to make reservation the screen took me right off the top of the page down to the middle. This was a steal from the heading so I would not see that another site grabbed the site. I had no idea it took me off Tripadvisors page until I printed out the confirmation. I went onto the scam page and this site does it to all the hotel sites not just Tripadvisor. Priceline is another company that has a bad reputation and I see they own this site.
BEWARE just because Cancelon finalized it does NOT mean your hotel has a confirmation at all.
The way I understand it Cancelon purchases rooms, they do not book your reservation until someone cancels their vacation and then they buy out their loss at discount price and then give you their reservation. You get booked when someone cancels their vacation, that vacation gets resold and Cancelon buys it for cheap and then they book your trip. I was lucky I was not out of money or it could of been a whole week, I had book for just two days.