Increase reporting of bogus booking site scams in the US

Travel News 01 Jul 2015

It was recently reported on CNBC News that hackers are cloning hotel websites and scheming to steal your money.

The online scam is now prompting action from the American Congress. Members of Congress from Florida are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate companies targeting consumers with fake hotel websites or call centres. The American Hotel and Lodging Association says bogus sites are setting travellers more than $200 million every year.

As it is currently holiday season in North America, the Federal Trade Commission issued a guideline for consumers to use before making a booking online. You may view the precautionary measures you can take here.