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Be aware of travel related scams this spring break

The Better Business Bureau is sending out a warning on travel scams this Spring break holiday.

SAN ANTONIO - The Better Business Bureau is sending out a warning on travel scams this Spring break holiday.

While it’s important to get the best deals, it’s also important to be cautious.

Last year, the BBB reviewed up to 2,000 travel-related complaints that were filed and $1.6M in losses.

“It's very tempting to make a purchase for a sweet deal especially when it's on vacation for spring break, we want to stray away from it,” said Miguel Segura, Regional Director.

The BBB recommends booking through a reliable travel agent or travel site.

It also recommends paying with a credit card and getting travel insurance.

“If you're out traveling, if it all possible. Pay with a credit card for everything. If you're going overseas, try to pay with a credit card because in case of any fraudulent issues -- it's a lot easier to dispute those charges in comparison to a debit card,” said Segura.

Also, be careful of classified ads and remember, if it’s too good to be true, it probably is.

“If they are offering a last minute flight or an all-inclusive package, for a very low price in comparison to everywhere else -- I would stay away especially if it's not website you're familiar purchasing from,” added Segura.

For more information on scams, click HERE.

Complaints against a company can also be made online.

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