You’ve been warned! Don’t fall for these scams this summer

It happened to Shirley Kroot on a recent visit to Paris: the classic summer vacation scam. Read more “You’ve been warned! Don’t fall for these scams this summer”

Slimy new car rental tricks you need to know now

Does anyone not have a car rental horror story like Dave Dzurick’s?

When Dzurick, a project manager from Tucson, Ariz., rented a car from Hertz in Milwaukee recently, a representative asked him if he wanted an upgrade. No mention of the cost. Read more “Slimy new car rental tricks you need to know now”

No, don’t click on that link!

While many of us are technologically savvy and can instantly recognize an email or internet scam, there is a vulnerable population that can’t. Here’s a story for my 86-year-old grandmother and the rest of the internet users who aren’t familiar with the nefarious threats lurking online, but should be. Read more “No, don’t click on that link!”

Dollar raised my rate from $105 to $431 — but why?

Farid Currimbhoy can’t figure out why the price of his Dollar rental just tripled. Our advocates help him with the car rental math. Read more “Dollar raised my rate from $105 to $431 — but why?”

Is Avis’ 42 euro “referral” fee in Milan a scam?

Italy’s infamous restricted traffic zones have struck again, this time snagging Douglas Schmucker, an unsuspecting Avis car rental customer. Read more “Is Avis’ 42 euro “referral” fee in Milan a scam?”