Lansing, Michigan (WLNS) – With cool temperatures and the potential for more snow heading into central Michigan, you may be dreaming about your next summer vacation.
However, before you book, there are some scams you should be aware of.
Experts say now is one of the hottest times to book that summer vacation, and scammers know it.
That’s why the Better Business Bureau wants to warn Michigans about two major scams that can cost you money when planning your trip.
BBB says it will start by protecting itself from closely monitoring the website you’re trying to book on to make sure it’s legit.
Recent threats show scammers creating fake flight booking sites to try and get your attention.
This can occur when doing an online search with the term cheap flights. BBB says it’s important to do your research first, even if you think you’ve heard of the company.
Check places like bbb.org to see if the company is legit. Make sure you are on the correct website. Maybe you can also search the internet for that company and see if you see the word fraud. I thought it was a legit company because I thought I’d heard about it before, but I actually heard about it, so Katie Grevious, BBB’s marketing and communications manager, said: said like this.
Experts say there have also been cases of scammers sending fake flight cancellation phone numbers in an attempt to steal personal information.
If the deal looks too good when you book online, it probably is.