Better Business Bureau: Watch for airfare scams when booking your next trip | Features/Entertainment
With the COVID-19 vaccines rolling out, travel is coming back. That’s great news for summer vacation plans … but, unfortunately it also means the scammers are up to their shenanigans.
BBB Scam Tracker is receiving reports of con artists creating fake airline ticket booking sites or customer service numbers.
If you are buying airfare, use caution and double check the URL or phone number before providing your credit card information.
How the scam works
While doing an online search for cheap flights, you come across what seems like a great deal with a major airline.
You book the flight — either through the website or by calling a customer support number — and receive a confirmation message.
However, when you look more closely at the email, you notice that…