Spring Break Travel? Do Your Homework First to Avoid Travel Scams

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travel scams

Spring is finally here, meaning a lot of people are yearning for a quick getaway, and students are planning spring break or graduation trips.

So it's wise to remember travel scams cost consumers $12 billion annually, according to the National Association of Attorneys General, and the Better Business Bureau fields thousands of complaints about the travel industry every year.

"It is important for travelers, especially high school and college students, to not get caught up in the allure of deep discounts for eye-catching resorts without doing their homework," Dale Mingilton, president and CEO of the BBB Serving Denver/Boulder, said in a statement. "Take the time to ensure you're booking through a reputable company and you understand all the terms."