Airfare scams trying to cash in on increase in canceled flights | Business

Airline travel is back in full swing, but scammers are taking advantage of increased flight cancellations and delays with a new con.

The Better Business Bureau’s Scam Tracker has received multiple reports of scammers creating fake airline ticket booking sites or customer service numbers to charge travelers for rescheduling fake flights. If you are buying airfare, use caution and double-check the URL or phone number before providing your credit card information.

Reanna Smith-Hamblin is president and CEO of the Better Business chapter serving this region. She can be reached at 502-588-0043 or


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