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Senior Source: Tips to avoid travel scams

After a long COVID-19 isolation, seniors are now looking to travel, but keeping a close eye for scams is a must.

ATLANTA — For many seniors, the travel doors are finally opening after extended COVID-19 isolation. But before you book, be careful.

Watch for phoney lookalike websites that closely resemble the real ones from airlines, travel companies and hotels.

Keep a close eye on emails offering free flights, discount travel packages, cheap vacation rentals or bogus travel insurance policies that guarantee COVID-19 coverage.

And never give out financial information unless you fully trust and know the source.

You can reach out to the AARP Fraud Watch Network for assistance -- it's completely free.

HELPFUL LINKS:

AARP
Federal Trade Commission
Senior Safety Reviews
Leisure Care