FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning Hoosiers of airline ticket scams after receiving reports of “con artists creating fake airline ticket booking sites or customer service numbers.”

The BBB is reminding anyone purchasing tickets to use caution an double check the URL or phone number before providing credit card information.

According to the BBB’s website, scams reported include:

  • Booking a flight – either through a website or through customer support. You then receive a confirmation message but notice a ticket was never sent.
  • Booking a flight – through a travel website offering deals. You pay with your credit card but then receive a call from the travel company saying there’s a sudden increase in price or extra charge to finalize the booking.
    • The BBB said this is something a legitimate company would never do.

With both of these scams, the BBB said when you call the airline to follow up…

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