With summer just around the corner, consumers are dreaming of sunbathing, sightseeing and spending quality time with their loved ones. Better Business Bureau Serving the Northwest warns that con artists are plotting to target consumers looking for the best travel deals.
Consumers across the Northwest reporting to BBB Scam Tracker have lost an estimated $50,000 to nearly 300 travel scams in the past year. According to the 2016 BBB Annual Risk Report, the median loss for travel and vacation scams for the in 2016 was $847 and susceptibility was also high at 38 percent of reports involving a loss. Don’t let scammers bring frustration to your vacation. Visit www.bbb.org/travelscam to learn how to avoid these types of schemes.
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