TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) - Summer is on the way and the Better Business Bureau has some tips on how to avoid getting scammed on vacation home rentals.
Jeremy Johnson with the BBB warns travelers to do research before booking vacation rentals, especially if they are private places.
"You just need to kind of check where you are," Johnson said. "Maybe if you see that property, Google map it. Just make sure it's legit. See if you can find any other photos, any review, anything that maybe people have said about that direct property."
She said bookers should also look at agreements and make sure the landlord is willing to talk in person.
"That is one key. If that person isn't willing to talk to you in person, that could be a big red flag," she said.
Johnson said to also look at the fine print while booking airline travel as well and make sure you and the person you're traveling with feels good about everything as well.