November 17, 2021

Other Opinion: Don’t crash and burn for an airline scam

But they should also be looking out for scams.

The Better Business Bureau Scam Tracker has been collecting 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.

Here, according to the bureau, is 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 you never actually received your ticket.

In another version of this scam, you book a flight…

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