Consumer watchdog group Better Business Bureau says cyber criminals are creating copycat travel program sites to steal money and information
WASHINGTON — Craving some warm weather this spring break? We know how you feel… and so do cybercriminals.
So we’re verifying what to look out for right now when you’re scheduling a flight.
Our source is the Better Business Bureau, who issued a warning that “scammers” are creating lookalike websites mimicking travel programs like TSA pre-check and Global Entry.
“You think that you’re…actually on TSA’s website, you think that you’re either working directly with a reputable third party who could help you sign up, and they do look legitimate,” Kelsey Coleman, Director of Communications for the BBB in Metro – Washington, D.C.
Here’s how it works: if you search online for a travel program, chances are the true site will be near the top; however, the BBB warms you may also get copycat websites that look identical to the legit one.