Learn to avoid travel scams ahead of peak vacation season

CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger offered her advice.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QC Life) - With summer travel underway and Independence Day around the corner, you’re probably ready to kick back and relax.

Unfortunately, scammers are counting on you doing just that. Travel fraud is one of the biggest money-makers for criminals, and we’re in the peak of travel season.

To help avoid such troubles, CBS News Business Analyst Jill Schlesinger joined the show to answer some questions.

She discussed signs of scams when booking travel plans, foreign and location-specific scams, and what to do and who to report to if you are the victim of a scam.

For all of her advice, be sure to listen to our interview above!

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