Local10.com: Summer travel consumer alert: Bogus hotel booking sites

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Florida lawmakers have requested the Federal Trade Commission launch an immediate investigation into fraudulent online hotel booking sites.

A recent RetailMeNot.com and Omnibus survey found that due to the convenience of around-the-clock booking and the ability to easily shop for travel deals, close to 3 in 5 Americans use travel websites to book their travel.

While consumers are trying to score a deal, travel experts tell Local 10 News that scammers are piggy-backing off the popularity of online booking sites by setting up fake websites.

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