DETROIT – With COVID vaccines available, more people are looking to get back into traveling and scammers are aware.
The Better Business Bureau’s scam tracker is receiving reports of con artists creating fake airline ticket booking sites or customer service numbers.
Make sure you double-check the website’s URL and phone number before you provide your credit card information.
The fake websites or phone numbers appear when people search online for flights.
In one scenario, you book the flight through the website or by calling the fraudulent number but when you receive the confirmation email it’s clear that you didn’t get a ticket.
In another scenario, you book a flight on a travel website offering deals and pay with your credit card. After paying, you get a call from the company saying that there’s been a sudden price increase and you need to pay an extra fee to finalize your booking. This is a scam, a legitimate company wouldn’t do that.