Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin has issued a warning to the people of Arkansas about the prevalence of summer travel scams and the need for caution while making travel arrangements. With summer vacations approaching, scammers are looking to take advantage of unsuspecting travelers and ruin their much-anticipated trips.

Griffin highlighted several common travel scams Arkansans should be wary of. The first scam involves third-party booking websites. Consumers who use these platforms to book flights, hotels, rental cars, or other travel services may become targets for scammers. After booking, fraudsters contact consumers directly, posing as representatives of the legitimate company, and attempt to extract personal financial information. Griffin emphasized legitimate companies would never ask for such information over the phone.