Americans are planning trips as the COVID-19 pandemic winds down and the travel industry is beginning to take off again. As usual, with any phenomenon, scammers will be on the prowl.

A scammer’s goal is to separate travelers from their cash – and scammers will take any avenue to meet this goal. There are several ways to get caught up in a hotel scam, including fake websites, fake food delivery, fake front desk calls, “free” Wi-Fi connections and checkout scams.

Marjorie Stephens is president and CEO of the BBB serving Northern Indiana.

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