Rental car scams

Published 3:25 pm Thursday, June 30, 2022

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For the second year in a row, sticker shock – especially with rental cars – is greeting summer travelers. Reduction in fleet sizes during the pandemic and supply chain issues have once again created a situation where rental car demand is high, supply is tight and prices are high.

Criminals are paying attention and posting fake rental car deals at rock bottom prices online. While everyone loves a good deal, doing business with an entity this isn’t familiar with could be risky. Whatever the travel needs, stick to reputable websites with proven track records.

Report scams to local law enforcement. For help from AARP, call 1-877-908-3360 or visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network at org/fraudwatchnetwork.