With July 4th approaching, the FTC is warning consumers to watch out for vacation rental scams. The agency has published a blog post, Getting a vacation rental? Watch out for scams, with a message for consumers who are looking to book a summer rental: Scammers are ready with fake vacation rental ads, and their plan is to take your money and leave you with no place to stay.
The blog post explains how vacation rental scams operate and includes a list of tips on how to avoid them. The blog also encourages consumers who come across any scam rental ads to report them to the FTC.