Elliott Greenblott | Fraud Watch: Ready for a vacation? Map it out carefully | Local News

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Ready to vacation? Vaccinated? Masks at the ready? Sanitizer and wipes handy? Scam radar switched on?

Americans are ready to travel after over a year of postponing vacations, family visits and travel in general. Demand is high and increasing for plane tickets, car rentals and resort accommodations. As just one example, try renting a car in Florida or California. Availability is limited, and prices are easily topping $100 a day for compact or midsize rentals.

High demand + low supply = increased prices + scams.

As we have seen so many times during the COVID-19 crisis, criminals are quick to step in and take advantage of a perfect storm. This column has warned in the past about the dangers of…

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