Be Cautious When Traveling for Mardi Gras

February 09, 2017

Planning on celebrating Mardis Gras this year? If you’re traveling, be careful! This is especially true if you’re looking to book a hotel room through a third-party website. Some of these sites may be created by scammers trying to steal your personal and financial information. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to book through the hotel’s website directly or use a reputable booking site – many of which are BBB Accredited Businesses!

BBB offers these tips to safely book a hotel through a third-party this Mardi Gras, and these tips for booking any trip online.

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