June 22, 2021

BBB: Don’t get taken for a ride with rental car scam | Opinion

A rental car shortage is causing prices to skyrocket, and scammers have found a clever way to cash in.

BBB Scam Tracker has received reports of con artists impersonating rental car company representatives. They claim to be able to get you a deal on your rental, but it’s really a way to trick you into paying hundreds of dollars for a car that doesn’t exist.

How the Scam Works

You search for a rental car company online and dial the phone number that appears at the top of the results. A “customer service representative” answers and explains that you are in luck. The company is offering a special promotion.

If you pay for your rental up front using a gift card or prepaid debit card, you can get a significant discount. It seems odd, but the representative…

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