BBB: Beware Travel Scams
A number of people are falling victim to unreliable booking websites.
As Memorial Day approaches, Michigan business officials are warning the public to be wary of travel scams.
The weather’s warming up, and officials say, so are vacation scams, as a number of people are falling victim to unreliable booking websites.
Katie Grevious is the Communications Specialist with the Better Business Bureau serving West Michigan. She says, these seasonal scams target excited travelers by posing as legitimate companies.
“Always my No.1 tip is going to be do your research. Before you commit to paying someone and you commit to making a reservation anywhere, look that company up on another source,” said Grevious.
Other tips for avoiding scammers include planning trips in advance, double checking the authenticity of a website, using a credit card when possible, and dealing with bookings through a local travel agency.
For more tips or to report a scam, Grevious says, visit bbb.org.