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The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about scams taking advantage of next week’s solar eclipse. BBB has begun to see reports of eclipse-related cons, with consumers reporting fake solar eclipse glasses and travel scams.
“Scammers are opportunists who take advantage of whatever is going on in the news and in the world,” said Katherine Hutt, BBB national spokesperson. “The phony and dangerous eclipse glasses are an obvious fraud, but consumers should be prepared for other possible scams as the excitement over the total eclipse escalates this week. BBB’s scam tips can help identify all the common tactics scammers use.”
RVers should be on the lookout for phony campgrounds selling sites at outrageous prices. Make sure you are dealing with a legitimate campground and use a credit card to pay, which offers the best fraud protection.
For more information about eclipse scams, visit go.bbb.org/eclipse.