Scammers are targeting travelers looking for cheap airline tickets; Here's what you need to know

Posted at 6:28 AM, Jun 17, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Better Business Bureau is out with a warning for anyone booking a last-minute vacation.

The BBB says scammers pretend to be online ticket brokers, cancel your airline reservations and still charge you.

Typically, these are websites that you might not have heard of, but they could pop up when doing a Google search for cheap flights.

Everything seems to be in order, until after you've paid for your ticket – that’s when the BBB says scammers will call you to verify your name and payment information.

They give you a legitimate confirmation code that works with the airline, but then they cancel your flight, the company disappears and you never get a refund.

The BBB says to make sure and do your research on a website before making any purchases. You should use a credit card because those charges can always be contested.