Car rental scams surge as demand skyrockets for summer road trips, vacations

CHICAGO (WLS) — The I-Team has reported on the rental car shortage due to car rental businesses selling off fleets of cars at the beginning of the pandemic when demand was low. With fewer cars available, scammers are now taking advantage and preying on consumers amid the high demand.

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The Better Business Bureau says it’s getting reports of fake rental car companies popping up online, many times the scam numbers can come up in search engines when you search for rental car companies.

When you call the fake company, they say that if you pay…

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