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Spring Break scams - what to know

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The Better Business Bureau wants to warn students about scams that could leave them out on the beach this spring break season.

Students are encouraged to book their trips through a travel agent to avoid getting scammed.

The Better Business Bureau also recommends students be wary of “winning" trips and to get details about your trip in writing ahead of time.

"You should always use your credit card. When you use any other form of payment there is no government regulations to protect you. If your travel accommodations are not what you expected or you do not have them at all, the federal government protects your credit card purchases,” said Mara Clingingsmith with the Better Business Bureau.

Students also should pay attention to the terms and conditions on their credit cards in case they need to dispute a charge.

The BBB also recommends you buy travel insurance

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