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Watch for airfare scams, BBB warns


If you are buying airfare, use caution and double-check the URL or phone number before providing your credit information.

With COVID-19 vaccines rolling out, travel is coming back. BBB Scam Tracker is receiving reports of con artists creating fake airline ticket booking sites or customer service numbers.

While searching online for cheap flights, you come across what seems like a great deal with a major airline – either through the website or by calling a customer support number – and receive a confirmation message. However, when you look more closely at the email, you notice that you never actually received your ticket.

In another version of this scam, you book a flight on a travel website offering deals on airfare. You pay with your credit card like normal. Shortly after making the payment, you…

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