Sens. Klobuchar, Daines call on FTC to guard against travel scams

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Two U.S. senators called on the Federal Trade Commission in a letter Thursday to do more to protect American consumers from travel scams.

Responding to reports that there has been an increase in travel- and tourism-related fraud — such as scammers posing as travel advisors or creating fake airline websites to sell counterfeit tickets — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., wrote the FTC’s acting chair, Rebecca Slaughter, to ask the agency provide information on any actions it has taken to address the issue and how it plans to prevent such crime going forward.

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“While the FTC posts advisories pertaining to travel scams, we believe that more must be done to protect consumers,” the Senators wrote. “Travel reservations made on fraudulent websites can be costly and stressful for travelers, and it is critical to ensure that Americans understand how to recognize travel scams and their recourse options should they fall victim to these scams…

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