Planning a trip? Be careful if you’re booking it online

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(WIVB) – If you are getting the urge to travel now that the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be loosening its grip, the Better Business Bureau has words of caution.

That great deal you found on the internet may be a scam.

The BBB is urging caution when turning to third party booking websites. There are the well known agencies such as Priceline, TripAdvisor, and Trivago – but scammers will create legitimate-looking websites that are nothing more than a ripoff.

Consumers desperate to get away are often finding travel hard to come by, due to rising fuel costs and labor shortages that can lead to flight cancellations, long waits at the airport, and prices going into the stratosphere.

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“We know that people are itching to get back out there but scammers want your money, too, and what we are seeing is these fake websites popping up with airline deals – you know, bundle…

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