Edited from a Press Release
CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey reminded consumers to protect their identity and finances when making travel arrangements.

Scammers know summer is a popular time for travel. They will actively watch for and take advantage of any consumer who appears to be rushed and unknowingly or inadvertently fails to take adequate precautions.
“It’s very important for consumers to make sure they are dealing with legitimate people or agencies when making their travel arrangements,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “They also must ask adequate questions and read the fine print because the last thing anyone wants is to have their rest and relaxation interrupted by the unexpected.”
Fortunately, there are several things consumers can do to ensure a stress-free vacation: Anyone with questions or concerns about smart vacation planning should contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808, the Eastern Panhandle Consumer Protection Office in Martinsburg at 304-267-0239 or visit the office online at www.wvago.gov.