BBB Scam Alert: Messy airline travel could cost you more than a headache

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — The BBB of Nebraska says scammers are looking to take advantage of the thousands of stranded travelers nationwide.

Spokesperson Josh Planos says you should be on high alert while rebooking cancelled flights.

“There’s an enormous pool of money that scammers could potentially have access to if you believe their tactics,” he said.

The widespread delays and cancellations are leaving many unprepared to deal with targeted scams.

“There are a lot of third-party sites that you’re going see pop up, sites that appear to offer legitimate services,” Planos said. “But really they are a front for a scam.”

In addition to that, he says these sites don’t have working customer service numbers or physical addresses.

In most cases, sites like this will leave you out of money and options.

Planos says though difficult, your best choice is dealing directly with the airline.

“I know you’re going to see a lot of folks who offer cut-rate discounts and deals too good to be true,” he said. “The reason is because it is…”

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