Airfare scam risks increase as travel returns for summer — Scam Guards
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
The BBB Scam Tracker is receiving reports of con artists creating fake airline ticket booking sites or customer service numbers.
The scam starts when a person searching for cheap flights comes across what seems like a great deal with a major airline. After booking the flight and receiving a confirmation message the customer notices they never actually received a ticket.
Scammers might also try to get more money after the flight has already been booked. Michelle Gleba, regional director of the BBB, said real companies would not request this.
“Shortly after making the payment, you receive a call from the company saying there’s been a sudden price increase or an extra charge to finalize your booking, this is something a legitimate…