Nearly $75M lost to vacation scams since start of COVID-19 pandemic

Travel scams have been on the rise since the start of the pandemic (Photo: go_nils / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 / MGN)

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Lawmakers are considering legislation in hopes of protecting your money from travel scams.

Since last year, consumers lost nearly $75 million to vacation schemes, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

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Vacation and travel scams are the second most reported scam to the FTC, with more than 40,000 fraud reports since January of 2020.

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