Better Business Bureau warns of summer vacation scams

Fake booking sites are reportedly showing up in search engines

Experts from the Better Business Bureau are warning people of new scams.
Experts from the Better Business Bureau are warning people of new scams.

As more people start to book their summer vacations, experts from the Better Business Bureau are warning people of new scams.

The BBB says scammers have reportedly launched fake booking sites that are showing up in search engines.

The BBB says these criminals have created a website that appears to sell airline tickets.

The flights are real, but the prices are not.

Some consumers have also reported getting a call from “customer service” saying there has been a price increase on the flight they booked and they need to pay more.

The BBB wants everyone to be careful when booking a trip, and make sure you’re dealing with a real company.

If you’re unsure if the website is real, the BBB has offered several tips.

First, when booking through a third-party, make sure the company is familiar. Be suspicious of websites with no working customer service number and no physical address.

Also, be aware of typo’s. And lastly, book with your credit card. Fraudulent charges on a credit card can usually be disputed.


About the Author:

Roslyn Jimenez is a news producer for GMSA at KSAT12. Roslyn joined the KSAT12 team in January 2020 after being the First Edition producer for KIII-TV in Corpus Christi.