Vacation Scam Alert: Families and College Students Urged to Beware

Vacation scams are on the rise
Vacation scams are on the rise

With schoolvacations approaching, consumers are being warned to watch out for an expected increase in scams linked to school vacation weeks this month and next.

Scam vacation agents want to take advantage of your wintertime blues, targeting would-be travelers with promises of deep-discount getaways and free trips, but these often-phony offers only result in vanished first payments and the harvesting of personal information.