As the rainy spring season gives way to the warmth of summer, many families are eagerly planning their summer travel adventures. According to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the 16-week period between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend has historically been one of the busiest for traveling domestically in the U.S.

While the pandemic has affected the rate of traveling for the past year, recent data suggests that traveling is beginning to make a comeback. While still less than its pre-pandemic levels, air travel has seen a marked increase in recent months, with about 465,000 domestic flights recorded in March – a significant difference from the May 2020 all-time monthly low of about 180,000 flights.

Unfortunately, with increased opportunities to travel, scammers are looking to take advantage. In the first six months of 2021, Americans have lost over $370,000 to travel scams across the nation and over $190,000 just in the past two months,…

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