November 17, 2021

Hawaii visitors will likely see more scams this summer as they look online to plan their vacations

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Watch out for fake vacations scams this summer! Your information is going to be more valuable than ever.

With COVID-19 vaccinations continuing and restrictions easing up across the country, scammers are working hard at gathering your information and money before you travel again.

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“It’s really helpful not to click on links whether it comes from email, text, or something you see on social media,” said Roseann Freitas, marketplace manager for Better Business Bureau of Hawaii.

Scams are also happening with upcoming concerts, hotels and different airlines.

“They are trying to offer you a service, ‘You want to travel? Here’s the best way…’ They mimic these sites,” Freitas said.

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