Travel Scam Law and Legal Definition

Travel scam is a scheme for making money by deceptive, dishonest, or fraudulent means. In travel scam, victims are told by email that they have won a free or incredibly cheap trip. However, these trips often have hidden costs. Tours that are advertised as free may not include air fare to the departure point or hotel accommodation. The recipient of the “free trip” is required to make these extra reservations through a specific company. In these instances, the costs are much higher than market price.