Posted: 7/23/2018

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Nothing puts a damper on a vacation like being scammed. Scammers steal photos and listing information from legitimate vacation rental companies to con renters into paying them. Then they disappear. Here are 3 tips to avoid falling victim to a vacation rental scam.

Nothing puts a damper on a vacation like being scammed. Scammers steal photos and listing information from legitimate vacation rental companies to con renters into paying them. Then they disappear. Here are 3 tips to avoid falling victim to a vacation rental scam.

 

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Business Consumer Alliance (BCA) is a non-profit company that started in 1928. The broad purpose of BCA is to promote business self-regulation. BCA's mission is achieved by assisting consumers in resolving complaints with businesses and using that complaint information, along with other relevant information such as customer reviews, to forecast business reliability. With community support, BCA can identify trustworthy and ethical businesses and warn the public to avoid unscrupulous businesses whose purpose is to defraud the marketplace. BCA also helps businesses promote themselves by providing services and tools to protect their business and reach out to their customers. BCA obtains its funding from member businesses who support the mission and purpose of the organization and who agree to abide by high standards of ethical business practices.

Tags: Vacation rentals, scams

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The Consumer Ally program is free for consumers to join. At BCA, we feel it's very important to educate the public on trends like scams, new laws and providing helpful tips to empower the public in making wise purchasing decisions. This program is an elite community of consumers who share our vision for a safe marketplace. We can't be everywhere at once so we depend on feedback from the public to help our efforts.

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