What is Travel Fraud?

Have you ever won a contest you never even entered?  Think about it.  Yet, many people fall prey to emails or faxes telling them that they have won free trips.  Unfortunately, these free trips come with fine print hidden fees that turn your trip into a costly trip to the cleaners.

Even faxed or email travel offers with great prices are scams waiting to lure you in.  Again, between extra fees and costly upgrades to be able to travel during times when you would want to travel, the great deal turns out to be nothing but a scam.

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Check out the company with your local attorney general, the FTC, the Better Business Bureau or even just Google their name next to the word “scam” and see what comes up.  But always remember, if it looks too good to be true, it generally is.