Attorney General Bondi's Weekly Briefing
As we celebrate the busy holiday season, many people will be traveling and I am urging Floridians to be especially wary of vacation-related scams. There are many types of scams that target travelers, some of the most common types are vacation rental scams or vacation prize package and travel club scams.
Just this week, I announced a settlement with a Florida-based travel company to resolve allegations that the company misled consumers into purchasing travel incentives, travel club membership upgrades or multi-year membership renewals or benefit extensions. This settlement follows a civil action my office filed against the travel company for such alleged acts.
My office will continue to work diligently to protect Floridians and our visitors from travel-related scams, but consumers can practice simple precautions on their own to protect themselves. When planning a trip, do business with an established company and be cautious of firms that ask for any payment before reservation confirmation. Also, before scheduling or committing to any arrangements, research your plans and ask about cancelation and refund policies. Remember, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If anyone encounters a scam or suspects other deceptive business practices, please contact my office at 1 (866) 9-NO-SCAM or file a complaint by visiting MyFloridaLegal.com.
Please travel safe this holiday season.
Attorney General Pam Bondi welcoming fellow state attorneys general and colleagues to Florida at the 2016 NAAG Fall Meeting in Fort Lauderdale.
Attorney General Bondi providing NAAG Fall Meeting attendees updates from the Substance Abuse Committee. Attorney General Bondi co-chairs the NAAG committee, which aims to make the United States safer and healthier by dramatically decreasing drug abuse through drug treatment, education, police operations, policy analysis and research.