November 14, 2021

Con artists are scamming BC residents on cheap flight deals

Planning on scoring a sweet deal on your next vacation? 

Before you rush into booking your next flight, you might want to do a little research first. 

As travel restrictions are eased across B.C. and Canada, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns that scammers will look for opportunities to take advantage of eager travellers.

The BBB says it has received reports on BBB Scam Tracker about con artists using fake flight booking sites or customer service numbers to deceive consumers. If you are booking a flight, use caution and double-check the URL or phone number before providing any information, explains a news release. 

How does the scam work?

See a deal that is too good to be true? It just might be. 

After searching for cheap flights, an individual could book what they think is a “great deal” with a reputable airline. And when they book that flight —either through the website or customer support number…

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