March 5, 2024


Safe Travel USA

Know how to spot an airfare scam just before you reserve your subsequent flight

DETROIT – With COVID vaccines obtainable, a lot more folks are on the lookout to get back again into touring and scammers are conscious.

The Greater Business Bureau’s fraud tracker is obtaining experiences of con artists creating faux airline ticket reserving web-sites or purchaser services numbers.

Make positive you double-check out the website’s URL and cellular phone number prior to you deliver your credit card facts.

The bogus web-sites or cellphone quantities seem when people search on line for flights.

In one particular state of affairs, you e book the flight by way of the web-site or by calling the fraudulent range but when you receive the confirmation e-mail it’s distinct that you did not get a ticket.

In a further circumstance, you e book a flight on a journey web site giving promotions and fork out with your credit score card. Following shelling out, you get a call from the corporation expressing that there’s been a sudden cost maximize and you require to fork out an more price to finalize your reserving. This is a fraud, a authentic enterprise would not do that.


Just one sufferer explained to the BBB, “I received a phone connect with ideal soon after [I booked the flight] stating that they needed $100 for each passenger to finalize my flight.” The sufferer referred to as the airline to complain and located out that “the flight was not readily available to start out with. The flight was never ever booked … This enterprise just billed my card.”


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