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BBB warns of scammers trying to ruin your vacation


August 3, 2017

As summer blazes on and our minds frazzle in the heat, the Better Business Bureau of the Northwest warns that con artists are plotting to target consumers looking for the best travel deals.

Consumers across the Northwest reporting to BBB Scam Tracker have lost an estimated $50,000 to nearly 300 travel scams in the past year. Of those scams, 152 were reported from Washington with over $5,000 lost and nearly $8,000 attempted from scammers. According to the 2016 BBB Annual Risk Report, the median loss for travel and vacation scams for the in 2016 was $847 and susceptibility was also high at...

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