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Consumer alert: watch for hotel scams when booking online

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Travelers might want to consider checking twice before making the next hotel reservation.

A recent survey finds six percent of travelers who had booked a hotel room online thought they were booking directly with the hotel. However, they later found out they had used an imposter site.

The survey now estimates 15 million hotel bookings were made on rogue websites last year, sending more than a billion dollars into the pockets of scam artists.

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